Jun stoneware rectangular head-rest with curved sides. The head-rest has opalescent blue glaze with dark purple lines on the upper surface, and an unglazed base. It is hollow with a hole at either end.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 125 millimetres
- Width: 382 millimetres
- Width: 148 millimetres (base)
- Depth: 355 millimetres (base)
- Width: 173 millimetres (mouth)
- Depth: 382 millimetres (mouth)
Published PDF date : Northern Song or Jin dynasty 12thCRoom 95 label text:
Jun ware head-rest
This head-rest is covered with an opalescent blue glaze. Jun wares were made in many kilns throughout Junzhou prefecture (modern Yuxian) in Henan province from the Northern Song (AD 960–1127) until the Ming dynasty (AD1368–1435). Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. In the Northern Song and Jin dynasties they appear to have been popular rather than imperial wares. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or even green glazes. Where the glaze runs thin towards the edge of the vessels, it becomes semi-transparent to olive green.
Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song or Jin dynasty, AD 1000–1234
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC38507
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.