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Box with Abstract Design

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
early 8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with three-color (sancai) glaze
Dimensions:
H. 1 9/16 in. (4 cm); Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) H. (Lid) 11/16 in. (1.8 cm) H. (Body) 1 in. (2.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2007
Accession Number:
2007.383.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
The design on this small box parallels that found in textiles produced using resist or tie-dye techniques.
Private collection (until sale, Christie’s New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Works of Art, September 19, 2007, lot 240, to MMA)
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