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Title

Flask


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

Of elongated proportion and exquisite potting, the flask is slender and elegant. It is an ovoid body surmounted on one side by a straight cylindrical neck that opens up to an everted rolled mouth. From the neck the rope-shaped handle sweeps down in a curve to the shoulder on another side. The body tapers down towards a spreading foot ring. A rich yellow glaze is applied to the flask to just short of the foot. This form of ceramic was popular during the Liao dynasty (907-1125), established by the Khitan, an ethnic group in northern China. It was essentially an imitation of a kind of leather water vase 'pinanghu' used by the Khitan.'

Asian Art Department, 27 April 2004.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware with yellow glaze


Dimensions

36.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr. Peter Elliott 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

156.2004



Place

Where the work was made
China