Greenware funerary jar with dragonOn display
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Greenware funerary jar with dragon
Date1230 - 1280
Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
Material and technique
stoneware, with incised decoration under a green celadon glaze; spouts and figures hand-modelled, with incised decoration, and luted to the jar, probably with slip and glaze; unglazed base
Dimensionswith lid 23 cm (height)
without lid 18 cm (height)
with spouts 19 cm (width)
17 cm (diameter)
at foot 8.9 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
The fusion of parts of ceramics using dilute clay slip.
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.