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Funerary jar with dragon

Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
12th–13th century
Porcelain with carved and appliquéd decoration under celadon glaze

H. with cover: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.139.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
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.
[ Yamanaka & Co. , until 1918; sold to MMA]
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