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Asian Art

Leaf-shaped pillow

late 11th–early 12th century

Stoneware with white slip and incised decoratin under clear glaze (Cizhou ware)

5 1/2 × 11 1/2 × 10 3/4 in. (14 × 29.2 × 27.3 cm)
John Hadley Cox Collection B.A. 1935
1950.195
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

John Hadley Cox (1913–2005); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Yutaka Mino, Freedom of Clay and Brush through Seven Centuries in Northern China: Tz’u-Chou Type Wares, 960–1600 A.D., exh. cat. (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1980), fig. 70–74.

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