Chinese Song / Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Lotus Jar
This rare and interesting pottery jar was made between the 10th and 13th centuries, during the Five Dynasties period (AD 906 - 960), Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or possibly the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368) and has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province.ï¿½
The wall is decorated with applied strips of clay to form two rows of lotus leaves. The cover is quite elaborate with a six-pointed star design. The jar stands on an integral foot.ï¿½
Height 27 cm (10.5 inches). There are minor losses to the fragile edges of the lotus leaves, a small repaired hole at the shoulder (really only visible by looking inside the jar), a small chip to the edge of the cover. A nice example of Yunnan Buddhist pottery in very good condition.
This jar is from our own collection of Buddhist vessels from Yunnan that we have collected over several years and not previously offered for sale.
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