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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:
2007.383.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Cobalt, a mineral that produces a brilliant blue color, was first introduced to China from West Asia in the early eighth century. It was quickly used in ceramics both in single color glazes and as an addition to the three-color glazes of the Tang dynasty.
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