Three-legged basin, or lian, with tigers and mountains in reliefOn display
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Three-legged basin, or lian, with tigers and mountains in relief
Material and technique
earthenware, with green lead glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions15.8 cm (height)
19.5 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.