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Bowl

Period:
Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain with glaze and copper-red splash (Jun ware)
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Diam. of rim 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); Diam. of foot 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number:
50.145.309
Not on view
The tradition of copper-red glazes, used in endless variations in world ceramic history, ultimately derives from Chinese pieces such as this one, in which copper was used to create a dramatic purple splash on a blue glaze.
Mary Stillman Harkness , until d. 1950; bequeathed to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Douglas Dillon Legacy: Chinese Painting for the Metropolitan Museum," March 12, 2004–August 8, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Painting, Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," August 28, 2004–February 20, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Brush: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," March 12, 2005–August 14, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Secular and Sacred: Scholars, Deities, and Immortals in Chinese Art," September 10, 2005–January 8, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," January 28, 2006–August 13, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art," February 10, 2007–August 26, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632–1717)," September 9, 2008–January 4, 2009.

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