Vase with Dragon Handles Maker: Unknown

7th century c.e.

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

This vase was used to transport wine, and its shape echoes that of amphorae made throughout the eastern Mediterranean. The dragon handles and the flat bottom, however, attest to the adaptation of this vessel in China.


Stoneware with white slip and glaze


13 3/8 × 6 in. (34 × 15.2 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Denise and George Hopper Fitch, B.A. 1932

Accession Number



Sui dynasty (581–617 C.E.) or Tang dynasty (618–907 C.E.)


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Denise and George Hopper Fitch, San Francisco, CA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 291, ill
  • George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 19, no. 25, ill
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Object/Work type

stoneware, vases

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