Changsha ware pillow with a bird and flowersOn display
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Changsha ware pillow with a bird and flowers
Date9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
stoneware, slab-built, with underglaze painting in brown; unglazed base
Dimensions8.3 x 15.6 x 10.6 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by P. H. Wikramaratna, in memory of his wife Nancy, 1992.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 38 | China from AD 800
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Glossary of terms
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Painting applied to ceramic material before a transparent, or monochrome or coloured glaze for Islamic objects, is applied. The technique was initially developed in China.