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head-rest

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.309

  • Description

    Stoneware head rest of rectangular form with imitation moulded basketwork. The head rest has black and brown glaze. There are floral motifs on four sides, with impressed cartouches on the square ends.

  • Date

    • 1912-1949 (dated 1056)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 112 millimetres
    • Width: 187 millimetres
    • Depth: 112 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        張傢□
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhang jia
      • Inscription Translation

        Made by the Zhang family
      • Inscription Comment

        apocryphal
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        至和三年
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhihe san nian
      • Inscription Translation

        ‘Third year of Zhehe [AD 1056].
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : AD 1056Room 95 label text:

    PDF 309

    Jin or Liao copy head rest


    This pillow is a real hybrid. Its form copies a Jin or Liao pillow, yet it has the apocryphal Northern Song date 至和三年 (Zhihe san nian ‘Third year of Zhehe [AD 1056]) and the Cizhou pillow makers’ mark 張傢□ (Zhang jia, Zhang family).


    Stoneware moulded with iron black and brown glazes
    China 中國
    Republican period, AD 1912–1949

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  • Bibliography

    • Hobson 1934 p. 81, pl. LXXX bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.38, no.131, pl. XV bibliographic details
    • Riddell 1979 p.53, no.23 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case12/sh1

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.309

Stoneware head rest of rectangular form with imitation moulded basketwork.  The head rest has black and brown glaze. There are floral motifs on four sides, with impressed cartouches on the square ends.

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