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Jar

Accession Number
1963/1.89

Title
Jar

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
317-420

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze and iron oxide underglaze

Dimensions
4 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in (11.8 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject matter
This is a yue ware jar of the Eastern Jin dynasty (317-420), whose shape is related to water containers of the preceeding Western Jin dynasty (265-316). This form was often plain but during this period could also be stamped or molded with animal and mythical animal decorations. A form of mingqi (明器)jars such as these were commonly found in the tombs of nobility.

Physical Description
This is a squat stoneware jar with a globular body on a footring and a tall, straight, flaring neck. Legs and frog heads have been applied around the body, with four lug handles applied around the neck. Iron oxide spots have been painted on the handles and around the neck, the jar is covered with an olive gray-green celadon glaze.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
vessel

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
celadon (glaze)
ceramic (material)
jars
stoneware (pottery)

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