A molded sancai-glazed pottery pilgrim's flask, Tang dynasty | 唐 三彩印樂舞圖扁壺
A molded sancai-glazed pottery pilgrim's flask
the flattened circular body resting on a spreading pedestal foot and rising to a waisted neck and oblong galleried rim, a pair of loop handles applied to the shoulders, each broad side molded with a figure dancing with a sash atop a base and flanked by curling scrollwork, set within a lobed frame, all under vibrant splashes of green, amber, and cream glazes, the base unglazed to reveal the buff body
Height 6¼ in., 15.8 cm
A chip to one handle approx. 1.6 cm long. A bruise to the foot approx. 0.7 cm across. Scattered flake chips and losses, mostly to raised edges of molding.
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Acquired prior to 2000.