Bluish White Porcelain Sun Moon Funerary Vase | China, 12-13C


A bluish white porcelain vessel fired in Jiangxi during Southern Song to Yuan dynasty. It is called Sun Moon Funerary Vase, and it is regional grave goods based on the “Hunping” Spirit Bottles, previous the Wu to Jin dynasty.

Sun Moon Funerary Vase is paired with Dragon and Tiger, Sun and Moon. Since this vase is with dragon design, there must be a pair of tiger vase existed.

The seven figures in the middle are probably omitted the Twelve Heavenly Generals. Not only Buddhism but also the localized Taoism had a strong influence on the mysterious sculpture on which depicted the imaginable world after death is projected.

There are some small chips, and the base is not horizontal so that slightly wobbling, but the condition is not bad in general. Unglazed on the base, but no water leakage, so making it ideal for use as a vase.

W9cm × H23.5cm
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