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A CHINESE POTTERY 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER, SONG DYNASTY, 960 -...

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A CHINESE POTTERY 'LOTUS' JAR AND COVER, SONG DYNASTY, 960 - 1279

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The ovoid jar rising from a short foot, the body applied with two bands of lotus petals in the round, the domed cover applied with further petals surmounted by a shaped finial, traces of pigment, the interior with earth
29,5cm high


The Lotus flower is considered one of the most sacred plants in the world and is of symbolic value for many Eastern cultures as the flower most representative of the promise of rebirth and spiritual enlightenment. Rooted in mud, the flower submerges every night yet blossoms again in full beauty each morning. It also signifies the present, past and future as the same plant often bears buds, flowers and seeds simultaneously. In Buddhist tradition, the Buddha appeared atop a floating lotus, and his first footsteps as an enlightened being left lotus blossoms in his wake. Given the significance of the lotus in Buddhism it is not surprising that lotus jars are often excavated from Buddhist sites.

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