On View In:
Gallery 204
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Plate  
Date:   c. 1150  
Medium:   Porcelaneous stoneware with moulded decor under a celadon glaze, Yao-chou ware  
Dimensions:   1 1/4 x 5 15/16 in. (3.18 x 15.1 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 204  

This small plate with impressed design at first glance appears to be a typical example of so-called "northern celadon" produced at the Huang-lo kiln complex at Tung-chuan, Yao-chou county, Shansi province. Close examination, however, shows a design in the caveto comprised of young boys playing with dogs in a lush, garden-like setting complete with Tai-hu rocks. This very rare motif of children and dogs has only one recorded counterpart; a bowl of similar size in Osaka, Japan.

Object Description  
Classification:   Ceramics  
Physical Description:   small green glazed plate with incised molded decoration of 5 boys and 2 dogs playing among plants  
Creation Place:   Asia, China, Shaanxi Province, , Tongchuan, Yaozhou  
Accession #:   2000.150.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts