Oil ContainerArtist(s)TaiwaneseObject Creation Date20th centuryMedium & SupportStoneware with iron glazeDimensions
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 LineGift of Ellen and Richard LaingLabel 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 TypejarAdditional Object Classification(s)Decorative ArtsRights
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ceramics (object genre)