Urn with Dragon and Dog
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Porcelain with carved and raised decoration under celadon glaze (Longquan ware)
H. with cover: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1918
Vessels such as this have been excavated in some number from tombs in south China. They are thought to have been used as urns for the remains of the deceased, and are sometimes associated with the religious tradition of Daoism.
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