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Bottle

Period:
Sui dynasty (581–618)
Date:
late 6th–early 7th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with incised decoration under celadon glaze
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.394
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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