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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Creation Start Date: 1100
Creation End Date: 1199
Creation Date: 12th century
Creation Place: Southern Hopie Province; Tz'u-chou
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: earthenware, green lead glaze
Dimensions: H.5-1/4 x W.15-1/2 x D.11-1/2 in.
Inscriptions: STICKER; INSCRIPTIONS
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.72.2
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Green lead-glazed ware is one of nineteen categories of tz'u-chou ceramics. Pillows represent the largest subgroup of the green glazed wares. The bean shaped headrest is freely carved in the center with a ribbon-tied spray of lotus and sagittarius blossoms against a dense ground of scrolling vine motif. A great many ceramic pillows were produced at the Tz'u-chou kilns in southern Hopei province between the 10th and 14th centuries. At first considered items made only for burial, it is now confirmed that ceramic pillows were used domestically and inscriptions mention their use as gifts for newly-married couples and as congratulatory objects.
AMICA ID: MIA_.98.72.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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