Cizhou type pillow with a bird amid foliageOn display
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Cizhou type pillow with a bird amid foliage
Date11th century (1001 - 1100)
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
stoneware, with incised and ring-punched decoration, and brown and white slip-painted decoration under a transparent glaze
Dimensions9 x 17 x 13.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from 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.
A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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.