Blown glass, molded inkwell with attached lid, iridescent
This is a clear glass inkwell with a metal collar. The bottle is pear-shaped with vertical segments that are bulbous at the base. The hollow glass cap has this bulbous pattern that rises to a pointed top. The glass has some iridesence.
Lime pot with a handle in the shape of areca fruit
Kiln Unknown, Vietnam
A small container made by inverting a wheel-thrown jar with a rounded bottom, cutting out a circle in the new 'shoulder' of the jar, and attaching a flat bottom. The handle, which is simply attached at both ends, takes the form of an areca fruit. The vessel as a whole has a pale straw-colored glaze, with a rich green iron glaze dripped over the handle and the upper part of the pot.
ceremonial jade ge dagger-axe, pointed blade on one end and squared tang for hafting on the other. It was broken and mented in the middle. Traces of cinnabar, red mercury sulfide, remain on the jade surface, indicating it probably came from a Shang elite burial in China. The jade material was probably fire treated to create the bony look.
This iridescent blue and green glass vase has surface decorations that resemble peacock feather "eyes". Along the bottom is a raised design of a branch or leaves that was added to the vessel late in its creation.
This oval-shaped vase has an irregularly shaped mouth. The decoration, which consists of numerous layers of glass, has green and brown glass in the bottom third; a swriling brown and cream glass the overlays from the foot up to the lip of the vessel, and finally a horizontal pattern of warm brown dots (which are pulled into bands around the widest part of the vessel) that begins at the top.