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唐 藍釉壺
Covered Jar

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
7th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with blue glaze
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Diam. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mandel, in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.520a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The dark blue glaze of this vessel is derived from cobalt, a mineral found in north China that began to be used in the coloring of glazes in the eighth century. By the ninth century cobalt glazes were also used in West Asian ceramics.
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