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Vessel in Shape of Crouching Tiger

Period:
Northern Qi (550–577)–Sui (581–618) dynasty
Date:
late 6th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze (Northern ware)
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/8 in (21.3 cm); W. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); L.11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.75.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Fanciful vessels such as this were produced primarily in south China; however, examples in both clay and bronze have been found in the north as well. The shape has a long history and was first produced in the second and third centuries for pouring liquids.
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