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Catalog number 57.21
Title Vase
Object Name Vase
Description This porcelain vase, from the Song dynasty, 960-1279 AD, has an applied lotus design below the shoulder of the body. A simpler open lotus design, lightly etched into the clay, runs around the base of the vase. Such a piece could have been a collector's item, used as everyday ware, or even figured in rituals by virtue of its lotus decoration. Lotus flowers are important symbols in the Buddhist religion and often decorate ritual objects.

Reference: Winter, Amy H., with Xiaoping Lin (eds.), "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," Queens College, CUNY, 2003.
Medium/Material Porcelain/Ceramic
Dimensions H-8.625 Dia-4.5 inches
Year Range from 960.0
Year Range to 1279.0
Search Terms Asian
China
Song Dynasty
10th century AD
11th century AD
12th century AD
13th century AD
Floral
Flowers
Ritual
Ceremonial
Vase
Vessel
East Asia
Ceramic
Exhibition and Publication History *"The Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #187.
*"Art of the East," Klapper Library, 1985, checklist #14.
*"Thirty Years of Collecting," G-TM, 1986. M. Simon, Curator.
*"Director's Choice, Part I," 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.
Culture Chinese