Bottle with three Buddhist lions


Anonymous - Bottle with three Buddhist lions
Besides decoration in underglaze cobalt blue, Chinese porcelains were also painted in red shades derived from copper oxide, though this type of decoration was much less widespread than the blue and white. The lions depicted on this bottle could often be seen in bronze or stone adorning the entrances to Buddhist temples, where they were placed as their guardians.
measurements: height 18 cm
material: porcelain
technique: Painted in copper red
inventory number: Vu 1037
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art