Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • vase, Wanli period (1573–1619), Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
  • Where object was made: China
  • ceramic
  • Object Height: 28.6 cm
    Object Height: 11 1/4 in
  • Gift of Helen Marcy Johnson and Arthur S. Johnson
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0214.01

Pair of five-color vases. Each with motifs of birds on rocks amid peonies; one standing, one flying. Panels of fantastic animals between body and neck. Rocks and flowers in band around neck. All decor in underglaze red with overglaze red, green, and yellow.