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tripod vessel
  • China
  • tripod vessel, early 700s, Tang dynasty (618 CE–907 CE)
  • Where object was made: China
  • Sancai porcelain
  • Object Height/Diameter: 14.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 11/16 x 8 1/16 in
    Object Diameter: mouth 10.5 cm
    Object Diameter: mouth 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Tsao in memory of Yao-wen Li
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0063
Label Text

Globular tripod vessel with tricolor glaze (Sancai ware). The vessel sits on three paw-shaped feet and has a short, raised neck with slightly outturned lip. Exterior of the pink earthenware body is covered with white sip and then glazed with ochre, which falls to the bottom of the Bessel in drips. Three raised medallions and three winged quadruped appliqués spaced evenly around the shoulder of the Bessel are glazed with ochre, green and transparent glazed, dripped onto the surface.