Long-necked vase

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Anonymous - Long-necked vase
Non-porous white glazed ceramics were first introduced in China during the Period of Division after the fall of the Han dynasty, and were further perfected under the Tang dynasty, when in certain cases the ware attained standards commensurable with ceramics classifiable as porcelain according to European criteria (vitrified hard body, white colour, translucency and sonority). However, a number of variants exist as to the hardness of the biscuit. The shapes of these vessels often followed archaic forms, such as in the case of this long-necked vase from northern kilns.
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measurements: height 15,2 cm
material: stoneware
technique: white glaze
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inventory number: Vu 220
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain