Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
Diameter: 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.); Overall: 20.4 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.179
Painted in a continuous scene around the cylindrical body is an episode from a folktale about Sima Guang (1019-86), a renowned Northern Song statesman and scholar who exercised quick thinking in his childhood when he broke a ceramic vat filled with water to rescue a drowning playmate
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