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東晉 青瓷虎子
Vessel in the Shape of a Tiger (Huzi)

Period:
Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420)
Date:
ca. 4th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with green glaze
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); L. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.207
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
In southern China, especially in the coastal provinces of the southeast, pottery with a lime glaze was fired at the high temperature (above 1000 degrees centigrade). The yellowish green color is due to the presence of iron.
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