Quatrefoil Dish

Quatrefoil Dish Liao dynasty

Quatrefoil Dish

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
Pearlstein, 10-05-2005
Yutaka, pp. 10-51


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