Vase, anonymous, c. 1127 - c. 1279

Vase, anonymous, c. 1127 - c. 1279

vitrification, h 63.5cm × d 9cm More details

This vase has an unusual oval shape with a tall slender neck around which are depicted clouds, dragons, and immortal beings. This type of vase is known as hunping (vase of the soul). It was placed in a grave along with the deceased with the wish that their soul would safely ascend to heaven.

On display in Asian pavilion, room 2

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