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Title

Alms bowl

0618-0907


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This bowl demonstrates the full, rounded forms of many Tang ceramics. Its shape is foreign, in line with the inspiration Chinese potters derived from Western gold, silver, glass and pottery vessels at this time.

This shape was a new Tang vessel shape that came from India where it was an alms bowl ('patra') which together with a staff and a drinking bottle were the only possessions of a Buddhist mendicant (C. C. Riely, 'Chinese Art from the Cloud Wampler and other collections in the Everson Museums', New York, Frederick A. Praeger, 1969, p44).

Jackie Menzies, 'Early Chinese Art', AGNSW, 1983. cat. no. XXIX.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Period

Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China


Date

0618-0907


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware, grey glaze


Dimensions

5.5 cm diam. of mouth; 8.5 x 12.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962


Location

Not on display


Accession number

EC61.1962



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, (illus.) not paginated. cat.no. XXIX. See 'Further Information' for text.