Artist: Miyashita Zenji (Japanese, 1939–2012)

Period: Heisei period (1989–present)

Date: 2001

Culture: Japan

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)

Classification: Ceramics

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.