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Oil Container

Accession Number
2006/2.39

Title
Oil Container

Artist(s)
Taiwanese

Object Creation Date
20th century

Medium & Support
Stoneware with iron glaze

Dimensions
4 11/16 in. x 5 9/16 in. x 6 11/16 in. ( 11.9 cm x 14.2 cm x 17 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

Label copy
Glazed, hand-crafted ceramic vessels in different shapes and sizes were used to store water, pickled vegetables, and oil, including hair oil and cooking oil. This large vessel presumably contained cooking oil. Regardless of size, oil containers typically have a spout and a series of loops around the neck, through which cord could be threaded to secure a cover. The surface of the container may be smooth or may have some modification, such as striations or even pictorial decoration.
(Label for UMMA Chinese Gallery Opening Rotation, March 2009)

Subject matter
Cermic vessels in different shapes and sizes were used to store water, pickled vegetables and oil, including hair oil and cooking oil. This large vessel presumably contained cooking oil.

Physical Description
Black ceramic jar with a spout and a series of loops around the neck through which a cord could be threaded to secure a cover; decorated around the middle with a geometric pattern and striations.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
jar

Additional Object Classification(s)
Decorative Arts

Rights
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Keywords
ceramics (object genre)
jars

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