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Bowl (one of a pair)

Period:
Jin dynasty (1115–1234)
Date:
12th–13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Stoneware with splashed glaze (Jun ware)
Dimensions:
H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950
Accession Number:
50.145.308
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Like this piece, most Jun wares were fired twice to get the effect of the thick, soft blue glaze. Purple splashes are produced by adding copper oxide to the glaze.
Mary Stillman Harkness , New York (until d. 1950; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Brush and Ink: The Chinese Art of Writing," September 2, 2006–January 21, 2007.

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