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Stem Cup

Period:
Sui dynasty (581–618)
Date:
late 6th–early 7th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Diam. of rim 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Diam. of foot 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth V. Cockcroft, by exchange, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.454
Not on view
The dragons circling this bulbous jar are represented by their sinuous, scaly bodies. Such abstraction, along with the speed of the brush, imbues the piece with great vigor and a "modern" aesthetic.
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