Vase Maker: Unknown

12th–13th century

Asian Art

On view, 2nd floor, Asian Art

The two nonfunctional knobs on the sides of this vase likely reference metal vessels of this shape that were used for a game known as touhu, in which arrows were shot into the neck of a vase and its two narrow openings at the sides.


Stoneware with green glaze (Longquan ware)


6 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (16.8 × 9.2 cm)

Credit Line

Wayland Wells Williams, B.A. 1910, Collection, Gift of Mrs. Frances Wayland Williams

Accession Number



Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)


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Wayland Wells Williams (1888–1945) Collection, New Haven, Conn.; Mrs. Frances Wayland Williams; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1949
  • David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 18–19, 43, no. 26, fig. 8.
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Object/Work type

stoneware, vases

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