Funerary urn with cover

DATE:
1206
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Green-glazed stoneware
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
29 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (73.66 × 19.05 × 18.42 cm) Urn: 24 1/4 × 7 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (61.6 × 19.05 × 18.42 cm) Cover: 5 × 3 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (12.7 × 7.94 × 7.94 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Arts, Roberta Coke Camp Estate
OBJECT NUMBER:
1975.33.1.A-B

General Description

This pair of funerary vases is decorated with dragons on the shoulder. In Chinese belief, dragons are spirits of water, storms, and fertility.

Excerpt from

Dr. Anne Bromberg, The Cecil and Ida Green Curator of Ancient and Asian Art, DMA label copy (1975.33.1.A-B), June 2005.