Yaozhou ware flower shaped bowl
Date: Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 CE)
Height: 1½ inches (3.81 cm)
Diameter: 4 3/8 inches (11.11 cm)
The steep straight sides are crisply molded as flutes in the form of a six-petalled flower, encircling a central ring. The bowl is supported on a short, slightly splayed foot. The bowl is covered entirely in a celadon green colored glaze, pooling to a whitish green color around the flutes.
Photos by Brita Helgesen