Liao dynasty (907-1125 C.E.)
stoneware with green, milky-white, and amber lead glazes
.75 x 10 x 5.75 inches
The glazes in this quatrefoil dish are emblematic of the old-style Tang. Yet here new meets old when the Qidan people take the glazes in a different direction, applying them in a boldly graphic manner. In terms of format, this quatrefoil dish illustrates one of five distinct shapes found in Liao dynasty ceramics.
Art Institute of Chicago, objects 1992.645, 1976.147
Yutaka, pp. 10-51