A CIZHOU PAINTED TIGER-FORM PILLOW
A CIZHOU PAINTED TIGER-FORM PILLOW
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A CIZHOU PAINTED TIGER-FORM PILLOW

JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)

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A CIZHOU PAINTED TIGER-FORM PILLOW
JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)
The pillow is modelled as a recumbent tiger, the details painted in black and rust-brown on a white slip, all under a clear glaze. The slightly sunken top on the back is further decorated with a peacock standing atop a rock amidst hovering butterflies.
14 1/2 in. (37.5 cm.) long, box
Literature
Tan Dan-jiong, History of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 2, Taipei, 1985, p. 494
Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika (Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics), Tokyo, 1992, no. 35

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