Greenware basin with fish, phoenix, and riding figuresOn display
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Greenware basin with fish, phoenix, and riding figures
Date3rd century AD (AD 201 - 300)
Material and technique
stoneware, with impressed, applied and incised decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions9.4 cm (height)
35 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Mythical bird known as hōō in Japan. The Islamic tradition appropriated the far-eastern iconography of the phoenix and used it to represent another mythical bird, the simurgh.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.