- Place where the work was made
- Tang dynasty 618 - 907 → China
- Media category
- Materials used
- stoneware, grey glaze
- 5.5 cm diam. of mouth; 8.5 x 12.5 cm
- Gift of Mr Sydney Cooper 1962
- North Building lower level 1
- Accession number
During China’s vibrant Tang dynasty (618–907), gold, silver, glass and pottery vessels imported from Europe and elsewhere in Asia inspired new ceramic forms. The rounded shape of this bowl references early alms bowls from India.
Alms bowls are among the few possessions of mendicant Buddhist monks and nuns who rely on the community for donations of food; those who give receive spiritual merit in return.
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Early Chinese art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Feb 1983–08 May 1983
Buddhist Art from the Collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 May 1995–10 Sep 1995
Making Worlds, Art Gallery of New South Wales, North Building, Sydney, 03 Dec 2022–2023
Referenced in 1 publication
Jackie Menzies, Early Chinese Art, Sydney, 1983, (illus.) not paginated. cat.no. XXIX. See 'Further Information' for text.