Cizhou (Tz'u Chou) ware headrest.
12th-13th c Chinese Song Ceramics
SONG DYNASTY Anonymous (aka Sung Dynasty)
(960 - 1276)
Earthenware ceramics; glazing
Mold impression; painted; glazing
Cizhou. Henan Province. Northern China.
New York. Metropolitan Museum.
Earthenware headrest or pillow decorated with water birds. Cizhou is known for production of ceramic pillows; often decorated with scenes from literature of the time.