Bowl with Carved Lotus Design

Overall: 6.6 x 15.5 cm (2 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
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In Chinese Buddhist culture, the lotus flower symbolizes good fortune and the process of achieving spiritual enlightenment.


This pale green–glazed bowl is decorated with a medallion at the center and a lotus motif on the inside and outside walls. China’s increasingly prosperous ceramic industry began exporting green stoneware during the Tang dynasty (618–906) as far as North Africa. Imitations in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East are evidence of its popularity and enormous success as export ware.
Bowl with Carved Lotus Design

Bowl with Carved Lotus Design


China, Southern Song (1127–1279) to Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

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