A rectangular moulded Chinese pillow with lying deer and floral motifs design. Ceramic pillows were commonly used as burial wares. Also as well as keeping the head cool, ancient Chinese ceramic pillows warded off evil spirits and made for auspicious gifts.


  • Title: Stoneware pillow
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 907/960
  • Location: Cirebon
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: h = 17.8 cm; dm top = 9.2 cm; dm bottom = 9.7 cm
  • Rights: Copyright of Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia
  • Medium: Stoneware
  • Era: Five Dynasties
  • Classification: Personal belongings

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