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Melon Form Cosmetic Box


Tuan Family Workshop


12th-13th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G204
Melon Form Cosmetic Box, Tuan Family Workshop
Melon Form Cosmetic Box: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ch'ing-pai warePorcelain with pale blue glaze
Size: 2 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (6.35 x 13.65 x 13.65 cm) (overall)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 12th-13th century, Southern Sung dynasty
Inscriptions: "Tuan Chia ho chi", stamped, on bottom
Physical Description: light blue glaze; slightly flattened melon form; interior has 3 small compartments divided by flowering branches
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 2002.10.2a,b
Artist: Tuan Family Workshop, Chinese
Role: Maker
Life Dates: Chinese
Added to Site: February 28, 2009