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Yueyao Zhadou (waste vessel)
9th century

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Creator Name: artist unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Yueyao Zhadou (waste vessel)
View: front
Creation Start Date: 800
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 9th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H.5-3/16 x Dia.5-15/16 in.
Inscriptions: STICKER
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 2000.87.4
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

The uniquely shaped ch'a-tou with its exceptionally wide mouth is a type of waste receptacle that may have also functioned as a spittoon. Its shape evolved from T'ang dynasty (610-906) silver vessels and examples have survived in a variety of glazes including yueh celadan, white, black, and ching-pai (shadow blue). The form appears to have been most popular during T'ang (618-906) and Northern Sung (960-1127). This is the period when tea drinking became popular in China suggesting that this unusual type of vessel may have served as a waste receptacle for tea dregs.

AMICA ID: MIA_.2000.87.4
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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