Title:Bowl with LidArtist:Artist UnknownDate:13th-14th centuryCreation Place:Asia, VietnamCredit Line:The Alan and Dena Naylor Southeast Asian Art FundAccession Number:2000.82.3a,b
While influenced by Chinese models, Vietnamese potters made their own innovations and added new elements to their designs. The domed lid of this bowl, for instance, has a scalloped rim that probably imitates the edge of a lotus leaf. The spontaneously brushed underglaze floral decor is executed with an iron rich compound. This type of covered bowl was popular during the 13th and 14th centuries.