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Jar with design of phoenix and dragon

Label Text

Freer acquired this fourteenth-century Yuan dynasty jar with a phoenix and dragon design from Yamanaka and Company in New York. In the Peacock Room in Detroit he displayed it on one of the tall shelves surrounding the gilded peacock shutters. His arrangement of pots on this side of the room is the least formally coherent; many of the selections and juxtapositions seem to have been made according to size and shape—simply filling the space rather than, as elsewhere, orchestrating harmonious relationships.

Object Name

Jar

Ware

Cizhou ware

Dated

14th century

Period

Yuan dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with white slip and iron pigment under alkaline glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 31.6 x 32.9 cm

City

Pengcheng

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

78

Wall

East

Title

Jar with design of phoenix and dragon

Object Number

F1906.36a-b

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1906.36a-b.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Jar with design of phoenix and dragon," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1906.36a-b, Item #3180, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3180 (accessed November 19, 2017).