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Ritual Buddhist Bottle Vase and Cover


Artist Unknown (China)


7th-8th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G200
Ritual Buddhist Bottle Vase and Cover, Artist Unknown (China)
Ritual Buddhist Bottle Vase and Cover: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 8 3/16 x 4 1/4 in. (20.8 x 10.8 cm) (vase without cover)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: T'ang dynasty, 7th-8th century
Inscriptions: Tag; Inscription [XII25], on tag, on cover; untranslated inscription, incised on foot
Physical Description: footed, with round body and long thin neck, flaring at mouth; pairs of incised lines inside mouth; cover is disk with 2 joined bronze strips below
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 98.218.1a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009