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Sui dynasty (581–618)
late 6th–early 7th century
Stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze
H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); Diam. 6 in. (15.2 cm); Diam. of rim 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. of foot 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Produced during the flowering of ceramic traditions in north China in the sixth century, this elegant bottle illustrates the northern adoption, and adaptation, of the southern celadon tradition.
Acquired by Robert Ellsworth in Hong Kong in 1987; sold by Robert Ellsworth to The Metropolitan Museum of Art through Kaikodo LLC.

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