Jun stoneware model of flying figure in the form of a fairy (xian) or flying deity (apsaras) with hands together in front and legs floating behind, supported by conical base. The model has thin, opaque dark bluish grey glaze with fine crackle. The rim of the conical base is unglazed and the exposed body has turned reddish in the firing.
- Made in: Yuxian
- (Asia,China,Henan (province),Yu Xian)
- Height: 42 millimetres
- Diameter: 32 millimetres (base)
Published PDF date : Jin dynasty 12th-13thCRoom 95 label text:
Figure in the form of a flying immortal
The function of this small apsara or flying immortal is unclear. It may be a sculpture in its own right rather than a lid from a vessel. It is incredibly rare.
Stoneware with green glaze
Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
Northern Song dynasty, about AD 960–1127
Jun-type model of flying figure in the form of a fairy (xian) or flying deity (apsaras) with hands together in front and legs floating behind. Supported by conical base. Stoneware body covered in thin, opaque dark bluish grey glaze with fine crackle. Rim of conical base unglazed and exposed body has turned reddish in the firing.
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Object reference number: RRC39285
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