Pillow with Landscape Scenes

Artist: Zhang Family Workshop

Period: Jin (1115–1234)–Yuan (1271–1368) dynasty

Date: 13th–14th century

Culture: China

Medium: Stoneware with painted decoration over white slip under clear glaze (Cizhou ware)

Dimensions: H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); W. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); L. 17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2009

Accession Number: 2009.428

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 205
Known for their pillows, members of the Zhang family are among the few potters/painters whose names are recorded in Chinese ceramic history.
Signature: Zhang jia zao

[sale, Christie's, New York , Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art; September 14, 2009, lot 79, to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Yuan Revolution: Art and Dynastic Change," August 21, 2010–January 9, 2011.

Asian Art (35,669)