International relations between China and the outside world already date back to the 7th century Tang Dynasty. An inevitable effect of such international interactions was cultural diffusion. Here is a great example for such multi-cultural influences. Its general shape resembles an Amphora (from the West), while the handle takes the form of a dragon, a motif commonly found in China. Made of stoneware, this is a ceramic piece with a yellowish glaze, the result of high firing technique (above 1200˚ centigrade). It is exceptionally rare, since other, similar objects, are usually only found in fragments.


  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Tang Dynasty (7th century)
  • Location: Palembang, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: h365 mm
  • Classification: Archaeology
  • Type: Underglazed

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