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Jar

Accession Number
1993/1.63

Title
Jar

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
10th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze

Dimensions
18 7/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (48 cm x 46 cm x 46 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.

Subject matter
This is a storage jar for everyday use made during the Five Dynasties (906-960) period.  These would have been valued by ordinary people because of the practicality of the form.  There were often made along side more refined wares at northern kilns.

Physical Description
This large stoneware jar with tapered base and wide globular shoulder tapers towards a short flaring neck surrounded by four strap lugs. Wavy lines are incised around the shoulder and body, and the upper three-fourths of the jar is covered in a dark olive green glaze. 

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
jar

Collection Area
Asian

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Keywords
ceramic (material)
jar
jars
stoneware (pottery)

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