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Vase in the Shape of a Cong
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Vase in the Shape of a Cong

Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This form first appeared in Neolithic times, and eventually it was said to symbolize the earth. At the corners appear eight trigrams, symbols of the eight elements- heaven, earth, water, fire, thunder, mountain, valley, and wind.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions Reign mark of the Qianlong emperor
Credit Bequest of Henry Walters, 1931

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1736-1795 (Qing dynasty (1644-1911))
stoneware with transmutation glaze
Accession Number
5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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