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Dish

Period:
Six Dynasties, late Northern Dynasties (557–581)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with relief and impressed decoration under celadon glaze (Northern ware)
Dimensions:
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diam. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Stanley Herzman Gift, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.335
Not on view
The crisply rendered feline sprawled in spread-eagle position with head regardant, the ring of pearl beading, the design of scrolling leaves alternating with outstretched animals, the wreathlike motif, and the band of concave radiating lotus petals on this celadon dish all demonstrate the very strong influence of Western metalwork on Chinese ceramics in the sixth century.
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