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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Celadon Offering Dish, 19th c.
4 1/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (10.48 cm x 20 cm x 20 cm)

Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Slab Method
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.23

"C-3" is written on the bottom, next to a label that reads "PM 49-12."

Slab-built porcelain with a celadon glaze and embossed pattern.

Object Description
Square offering dish for a Buddhist ancestral altar, with raised sides, atop a pedestal with cut-outs in each of the four sides. The object is glazed in celadon, with an embossed pattern of birds and flowers on the top of the platter portion. The square shape differentiates the object for ritual rather than everyday use.

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