White-glazed Carriage with Bronze Dots

Yangzhou Museum

Yangzhou Museum

This ox-drawn two-wheel carriage has a saddle-shaped hood decorated with lotus on top and ribbons around, and a square cabinet in which sits a lady with a flower-adorned high chignon. In front of the carriage there are two characters, with the standing one on the left controlling the ox and the horse-riding one on the right who carries a sword serving as body guard. There are also two servants behind the carriage, who are helping to push the carriage forward, and two dogs walking together with the carriage, each beside one wheel. The exterior sides of the cabinet are embellished with line patterns, and the bull with yingluo-shaped necklace. The white glaze on the carriage is generally pure, smooth and even, except for the condensation and ice-crack patterns seen occasionally, and the worn-out sections on the base. Bronze coloring can be seen on important parts of the characters, animals and carriage.

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  • Title: White-glazed Carriage with Bronze Dots
  • Provenance: Yangzhou Museum
  • Physical Size: Height: 11.5 cm, base length: 9.1 cm, base width: 8 cm
  • Dynasty: Tang (618 - 907)