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bowl with eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism
  • China
  • bowl with eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism, mark and reign of Jiaqing (1796–1820), Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.6 x 10.2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/16 x 4 in
  • Gift in memory of James H. Walker Jr., by his family
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, C8
  • 2006.0116
Label Text

A white porcelain bowl with floral design in blue and red glaze on the outside. Stylized flowers and vines in blue encircle the bottom 2/3 of the bowl. Close to the rim is a circle of the 8 Auspicious Symbols (Tibetan Buddhism) in red. The Eight Symbols are a lotus, a treasure vase, a pair of (golden) fishes, an endless knot, a (golden) wheel, a white conch shell, a (white) parasol and a victorious banner. At the center of the foot is a stamp dating the bowl to the Jiaqing era (1796-1820) of the Qing Dynasty.