Funerary jar with dragon
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Porcelain with carved and appliquéd decoration under celadon glaze
H. with cover: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Several vessels like this one have been excavated from tombs in southern China. They are thought to have been employed to store grains used in burial ceremonies, and are sometimes associated with the religious tradition of Daoism.
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