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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.213

  • Description

    Longquan ware porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine pale grey body and thick grey-green glaze. There is a visvavajra lightly impressed in the centre of the interior. Where exposed the body is reddish. The base and footring are unglazed.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 48 millimetres
    • Diameter: 159 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Yuan/Ming 14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A213

    Bowl


    This bowl is lightly impressed with a design of crossed vajra beneath a thick celadon glaze. This design, is known as visvavajra. The vajra symbolises the Buddhist thunderbolt. Similar dishes have been found in early Ming tombs and were also exported.


    Stoneware, porcelain-type, with celadon glaze
    Longquan ware龍泉窯
    Longquan region, Zhejiang province 浙江省, 龍泉地區
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1977 p.31, no.90 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1997 p.57, no.A213 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case5/sh7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.213

Longquan ware porcelain bowl. Decorated in centre with lightly impressed design of what appears to be a double vajra element. Fine pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze which goes over foot ring. Unglazed base, body turned reddish where exposed in firing.

Longquan ware porcelain bowl. Decorated in centre with lightly impressed design of what appears to be a double vajra element. Fine pale grey body covered with thick grey-green glaze which goes over foot ring. Unglazed base, body turned reddish where exposed in firing.

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