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Rhyton-Type Cup

Period:
Northern Qi (550–577)–Sui (581–618) dynasty
Date:
ca. second half of 6th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelaneous ware with relief decoration under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Diam. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam of rim 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.180.1
Not on view
The shape of this rhyton-type cup, as well as its beaded medallions, a palmette, and semipalmettes, all reflect the influence of Western metalwork. However, these foreign features have been counterbalanced in typically Chinese fashion by a distinctively homegrown dragon.
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