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head-rest

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.88

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1000-1127
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 125 millimetres
    • Width: 382 millimetres
    • Width: 148 millimetres (base)
    • Depth: 355 millimetres (base)
    • Width: 173 millimetres (mouth)
    • Depth: 382 millimetres (mouth)
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Northern Song or Jin dynasty 12thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 88

    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
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Northern Song or Jin dynasty, AD 1000–1234

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.23, no.88, pl.X bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 pp 47-48, no.88 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.88

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.

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