Dish with impressed decoration of a water buffalo gazing at the moon in white glaze, Ding ware, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th centuries
- Image Number: K1B002500N000000000PAD
- Dynasty: Jin dynasty
- Category: Ceramics
- Function: Container
- Material: Mineral/ceramic/porcelain
It has a shallow wall, a copper buckle, and a flat bottom. There is a circle print near the mouth of the vessel, a roll cloud print around the inner wall, and a picture of Wu Niu panting for the moon on the inner bottom. The allusion of “Wu Niu panting for the moon” originally refers to that buffaloes in the Jianghuai area are afraid of heat. When they see the moon, they think it is the sun, and then they gasp. Later, it means that they are too afraid and frightened when they see similar things that have been harmed by it; Or the actual situation is unknown, and wrong judgment is made only on the surface; Or describe the hot weather. The tooth white glaze of this utensil is slightly yellow. Ding Kiln is located in Jianci Village and Yanshan Village, Quyang County, Hebei Province. It is the most popular white porcelain kiln in the north during the Song and Jin Dynasties.
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