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東晉 青瓷虎子
Vessel in the Shape of a Tiger (Huzi)

Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420)
ca. 4th century
Porcelain with green glaze
H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); W. 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); L. 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Stanley Herzman, 1985
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
In southern China, especially in the coastal provinces of the southeast, pottery with a lime glaze was fired at the high temperature (above 1000 degrees centigrade). The yellowish green color is due to the presence of iron.
Stanley Herzman , New York (until 1985; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Selection of Chinese Ceramics from the Adele and Stanley Herzman Collection," June 1, 1990–August 26, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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