Jin dynasty, 13th century
Height 15 cm, Width 27 cm.
Octagonal pillow with slightly concave, forward-slopping top and slightly curving sides. Grey stoneware covered with white slip and transparent glaze. Painted undergalze decoration in black
iron pigment on the top: a carp swimming amidst lotus flower and leaves on a striated wave-patterned ground, bordered by wide and narrow
lines following the outline of the pillow; stylized half-palmette scrolls around the sides.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1980-81.
Yeung Wing Tak
'Chinese Ceramic Pillows From Yeung Wing Tak Collection'
The Museum Of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1984