唐 絞胎釉枕
Pillow

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
ca. 700
Culture:
China
Medium:
Earthenware with marbled veneer and brown glaze
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); D. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.181
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
To create the marbleized surface of this pillow, clays of different colors were mixed by twisting and kneading and then sliced into thin layers to laminate the face of the pillow.
[sale, Christie's, New York , Japanese and Korean Art; March 22, 2002, lot 117, to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.