|Title||Funerary pillow with floral decoration|
This highly detailed funerary pillow dating from the Song dynasty, 960 AD - 1279 AD, was produced during a period when ceramic ware was highly sought after and exported to regions as far as Eastern Europe and Africa. On this funerary pillow, the ceramic form is painted with free-flowing decoration utilizing a floral pattern of scrolling tendrils. Nested within the vine-like spandrels, a protrusion of flowers bloom to decorate the surface with a whimsical, asymmetrical, repeating surface pattern.
|Medium/Material||Glazed terracotta, Ci Zhou stoneware/Ceramic|
|Dimensions||H-5 W-13.25 inches|
|Year Range from||960|
|Year Range to||1279|
10th century AD
11th century AD
12th century AD
13th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
*"A Selection from the Queens College Art Collection," Klapper, 1979, #49.
*"Art of the East," Klapper Library, 1985, checklist #15.
*"Discover! Selections from the G-TM of Queens College," Citibank L.I.C., 10/15-12/7/90, no catalogue.
*"Director's Choice, Part I," G-TM, 4/17-6/1/02. A. Winter, Curator.
* "The Light of Infinite Wisdom," GT-M, 10/15 - 12/20/2003, A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, #36, ill., p.22.