Greenware ritual food vessel, or dingOn display
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Greenware ritual food vessel, or ding
Date3rd - 2nd century BC (300 - 101 BC)
Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC)
Han Dynasty (c. 206 BC - AD 220)
Material and technique
stoneware, with green glaze
Dimensionswith lid 17.8 x 20 x 17.5 cm (height x width x depth)
base 14.7 cm (height)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
A Chinese bronze tripod ritual cooking vessel. Also a type of white porcelain from Northern China.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Wood, Nigel, Chinese Glazes: Their Origins, Chemistry and Recreation (London: A & C Black and University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1999), p. 21, illus. p. 21