Greenware bowl with phoenix and floral decorationOn display
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Greenware bowl with phoenix and floral decoration
Material and technique
stoneware, with green glaze; glazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions6.6 cm (height)
15.8 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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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.