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Vase with Abstract Scroll Decoration

Liao dynasty (907–1125)
11th–12th century
Stoneware with sgraffito decoration (Cizhou ware)
H. 18 1/2 in. (47 cm); Diam. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Cizhou wares were domestic wares produced and used throughout north China. They were made as well at a few kilns in Inner Mongolia, and the combination of the sketchy incising with the use of a darker glaze in the central register suggests that this towering vase was made in the northeast.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters , New York, (until 1926; donated to MMA)
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