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Title

Alms bowl

0618-0907

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • 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
    North Building lower level 1
    Accession number
    EC61.1962
    Copyright

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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