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Funerary urn and cover (a pair)
Song dynasty 960 CE-1279

Medium
stoneware (Qingbai ware)
Measurements
(a-b) 46.0 × 12.4 cm diameter (overall)
(c-d) 47.5 × 12.1 cm diameter (overall)
Accession Number
3708.a-d-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of H. W. Kent, 1938
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Gordon Darling Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A pair of Qingbai ware. (a-b) One with elongated ovoid body with relief wavy shoulder band, long cylindrical neck with sculptural relief of band of standing figures against fish and scroll clouds on lower section and encircling dragon, flaming pearl, scroll clouds and small animal on upper section, with bulbous mouth. Three figures and cloud tips broken off. Lid: wide rimmed, rounded stepped conical form topped with seated bird on sphere, with three vertical scroll bands. Birds head broken off. Body fired to reddish brown. (c-d) The other with elongated ovoid body with relief wavy shoulder band, long cylindrical neck with sculptural relief of band of standing figures against fish and scroll clouds on lower section and encircling dragon, flaming pearl, scroll clouds and small animal on upper section, with bulbous mouth. Three figures. dragon claws, cloud tips broken off, rim chipped. Lid: wide rimmed rounded stepped conical form topped with seated bird on sphere, with three vertical scroll bands. Birds head broken off. Body fired to reddish brown.