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China

Meiping, Cizhou ware

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Object Details

Culture

China
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) or Jin dynasty (1115–1234)

Date

12th or 13th century

Medium

Glazed stoneware with incised decoration

Dimensions

Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Credit Line

George and Mary Rockwell Collection

Object
Number

69.157

Sandwiched between the Liao state (907–1125) to the north and the Song dynasty (960–1127), and t(…)

Sandwiched between the Liao state (907–1125) to the north and the Song dynasty (960–1127), and then later the Jin dynasty (1115–1234) to the south, the Xixia kingdom served as a conduit through which trade and cultural exchange occurred between what is now eastern China and central Asia. As a result of the circulation of objects and images, iconography found in the decoration of metal wares could later end up as decoration on ceramic, for example in the foliate forms framing the stylized lotus flower seen here. These meiping vases beautifully exemplify the sgraffito (Italian for “scratched”) technique, where the slip or glaze (here, dark brown) is cut away to reveal either another color of slip underneath, or alternatively, the body of the ceramic itself.

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