Stoneware with relief and impressed decoration under celadon glaze (Northern ware)
H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); Diam. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Purchase, Stanley Herzman Gift, 1998
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.
[ Blitz Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , Amsterdam, NL, until 1998; sold to MMA]