Artist: Miyashita Zenji (Japanese, 1939–2012)
Period: Heisei period (1989–present)
Medium: Stoneware with tinted blue clay bands
Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); W. 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Barbara and William Karatz Gift, 2001
Accession Number: 2001.732
Rights and Reproduction: © Miyashita Zenji
Suggestive of rippling water, the imagery on this vase was created using a painstaking Japanese technique (saidei) in which layers of colored clays are applied to the surface of a vessel to create a striated appearance.