Feb 18, 2020
Feb 18, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

Bowl with Carved Lotus Design

Bowl with Carved Lotus Design

1100s–1300s

Stoneware with pale green (celadon) glaze

Overall: 6.6 x 15.5 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.181

Did you know?

In Chinese Buddhist culture, the lotus flower symbolizes good fortune and the process of achieving spiritual enlightenment.

Description

This pale green–glazed bowl is decorated with a medallion at the center and a lotus motif on the inside and outside walls. China’s increasingly prosperous ceramic industry began exporting green stoneware during the Tang dynasty (618–906) as far as North Africa. Imitations in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East are evidence of its popularity and enormous success as export ware.

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