Vase Yueh Yao ware; bulbous body with slender neck and wide mouth; lotus design incised on grey and buff glaze; stoneware; described as 'stoneware with grayish green glaze'

Bottle Vase (chui-hu), 6th century

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The chui-hu is one of the most prevalent vessel shapes of the Six Dynasties period. This one is decorated with six large lotus petals suggesting possible Buddhist symbolism. Celadon wares with similar ornament have been executed from ancient kiln sites in Chekiang province.

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Title
Bottle Vase (chui-hu)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
76.72.8
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Vase Yueh Yao ware; bulbous body with slender neck and wide mouth; lotus design incised on grey and buff glaze; stoneware; described as 'stoneware with grayish green glaze'