Cizhou-type stoneware leaf-shaped mortuary head-rest. The head-rest has brown slip incised with a phoenix on a scroll background to reveal white slip. There is an inscription on the back and the base.
- Made in: China
- Height: 168 millimetres
- Width: 309 millimetres
Inscription Positionon underside glazed part
Inscription TransliterationZhihe san nian
Inscription Translation‘Third year of Zhehe [AD 1056]
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionon unglazed base
Inscription TransliterationZhang jia
Inscription Commentimpressed into clay body
Published PDF date : AD 1056Room 95 label text:
Cizhou-type head rest with a phoenix
This head rest is made in the form of a cizhou-type stoneware mortuary head-rest. It has brown slip incised through to white slip to reveal a pattern of a phoenix on a scroll background. There is a dated inscription on the back and the base reading 至和三年 (Zhihe san nian 'Third year of Zhihe [AD1056]').
Stoneware incised and with brown and cream slip
Cizhou-type ware 磁州窯
Republican period, AD 1912–1949
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Object reference number: RRC38735
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