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Brown Speckled Porcelain Ewer with Dancing Figure Design of Changsha Kiln
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This ewer is one of the representative porcelains manufactured by the Changsha Kiln. The Changsha Kiln was called Shizhu Kiln in ancient times. During the late 8th Century and early 10th Century, the Changsha Kiln was very prosperous and the biggest porcelain exporter during Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) and Five Dynasties (907 A.D – 959 A.D.). It exceeded the Yue and the Xing Kilns in terms of both quantity and market value. Integrating the techniques of South and North China, the Changsha Kiln creatively developed mould-applied design and printing techniques by learning from the printing craftsmanship of silverware. The technique was adopted to make this ewer, with brown speckled on the painting, making the design more shiny. Below the spout is a dancing figure wearing a gauze handkerchief and dancing gracefully on a cattail hassock. Quite distinct from traditional Chinese dancers wearing long robes, this dancer is a Hu (Northwestern barbarian tribes in ancient China) and the dance is called “Huteng Dance” or “Huxuan Dance”. The object is proof that cultures of Central Asia were absorbed into the culture of Central China.

History of the Object
Unearthed in a well at Siqian street, Hengyang in 1973.

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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Porcelain 
Measurements
Height: 16.4cm;Diameter at Mouth: 5.8cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Hengyang,Hunan Province,China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 10th Century; Tang Dynasty (618 A.D. – 907 A.D.) 
Function
A water or wine vessel 
Acquisition
Unearthed in a well at Siqian Street, Hengyang in 1973 and later collected by Hunan Provincial Museum. 
Copyright
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Credit line
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng 

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