Sancai zhadou

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Sancai zhadou

No. 0027

Date: Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE)
Material: earthenware
Height: 1 1/2 inches (3.81 cm)
Diameter: 2 1/4 inches (5.71 cm)

This tiny jar shape is referred to as a zhadou. The top is covered with a sancai galze of green, amber and white colors, which drip into the vessel. The body is mostly covered with a green glaze, while the bottom part of the zhadou is unglazed.

Photos by Maria Paula Armelin

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