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Flask

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
9th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Menke, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.274
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
The dramatic blue splash over the brown glaze on this bottle prefigures the use of copper to create similar designs in later ceramics, particularly Jun ware produced in Henan Province in north China from the ninth to the fifteenth century.
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