Covered tripod

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    2nd century BCE
  • Geography

    Zhejiang Province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with apllied and accidental wood-wash glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W: 18.4 x 21.1 cm (7 1/4 x 8 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Tripod vessel of the type ting; two pierced handles. Cover with three knobs.
    Clay: hard, gray, resonant. Reddish-brown on exposed surface.
    Glaze: overflow of olive and blue on cover, and on feet.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Shades of Green and Blue: Chinese Celadon Ceramics (July 15, 1997 to September 7, 2004)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
  • Origin

    Zhejiang Province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

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