Brush Washer
On View In:
Gallery 210
Artist:   Artist Unknown  
Title:   Brush Washer  
Date:   Ch'ing dynasty  
Medium:   Jade  
Dimensions:   4 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (10.8 x 22.23 x 22.23 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus L. Searle  
Location:   Gallery 210  

This brush washer has the form of a hollowed lotus flower surrounded by lotus cupules and half-opened lotus blossoms; incising adds detail to the outer surfaces of the lotus petals. The rim of the vessel is irregularly shaped. The carving of the vessel is simple and rough.

Object Description  
Classification:   Jade (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   Brush Washer. Bowl of celadon jade carved with flowers, leaves, and bamboo in high relief; incised foliate design on body of bowl which has a shaped rim.  
Creation Place:   Asia, China, , ,  
Accession #:   35.9.10  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts