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Bowl with Two Boys among Foliage

Period:
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Date:
11th–12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with mold-impressed decoration under celadon glaze (Yaozhou ware)
Dimensions:
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Sadajiro Yamanaka, 1911
Accession Number:
11.8.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Although early Yaozhou wares often had elegant light blue glazes, by the mid-tenth century most wares of this type were covered with olive-toned glazes. The reasons for the change remain obscure, though it may have resulted from the switch from wood to coal as the fuel for the kiln.
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