Feb 20, 2020
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Feb 20, 2020
Feb 20, 2020

Meiping Vase with carved Dragon Motif

Meiping Vase with carved Dragon Motif

1300s

Porcelain with pale bluish-white glaze, Qingbai ware with carved decoration

Overall: 27.6 x 16.5 cm (10 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.189

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This 14th-century vase with carved decoration under a transparent bluish-white glaze (qingbai) depicts a coiling dragon amid thick mists and clouds—a symbol of fertility and power. The sturdy shape and lively carving under its bluish glaze are particularly charming as they characterize the ware’s later, more spontaneous and less formalized production under the Mongol occupation.

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