Keywords: Sui dynasty (581 - 618)

91 objects

Pilgrim flask

This flask is unusually large, with a full flattened ovoid body supported on an oval, splayed foot. The buff-white clay of the body is mold cast, and covered by a finely crazed colorless glaze that is often described as white or straw-colored. The large flattened body is decorated with a single pendant palmette molded in …


Sleeping lion


Box with cover

Sutra of the Great Demise (Mahaparinirvana Sutra) in standard script

Sutra written in standard script on nine pieces of paper with eight seams. The standard length of each sheet is about 19 3/8″ with 29 lines of text; the first and 9th pieces of paper are much shorter. The scroll is not in its original unmounted state. It was mounted in recent times in a …