This finely potted vessel has an off-white porcelain body covered with a transparent glaze, giving an overall warm white color. A lattice of foliage patterns is combed and incised in the clay; the bold, uninhibited decoration interacts with the compact ceramic form and the subtle glazing to give it a special aesthetic appeal.

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  • Title: Jar
  • Date Created: 900s
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 12.8 x 12.5 cm (5 1/16 x 4 15/16 in.); Overall: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Men-chu Wang, Seller's No. 2
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1957.29
  • Medium: white porcelain with combed and incised decoration
  • Department: Chinese Art
  • Culture: Northeast China, Liao dynasty (916-1125)
  • Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
  • Collection: China - Liao Dynasty
  • Accession Number: 1957.29

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