Sui dynasty (581–618)
late 6th–early 7th century
H. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Diam. of rim 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Diam. of foot 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Purchase, Gift of Elizabeth V. Cockcroft, by exchange, 2006
Not on view
The dragons circling this bulbous jar are represented by their sinuous, scaly bodies. Such abstraction, along with the speed of the brush, imbues the piece with great vigor and a "modern" aesthetic.
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