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Covered jar

Accession Number
1964/2.72

Title
Covered jar

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
10th century

Medium & Support
stoneware with glaze

Dimensions
8 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (22 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm);8 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in (22 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm);x 5 15/16 in x 5 15/16 in x 15 cm x 15 cm

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label copy
Here the lower body of the vessel is incised with patterns that suggest plants floating in a watery environment, while the lid depicts a bird that has alighted on a lotus leaf on the surface of the pond.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Subject matter
This Yue ware celadon covered vase of the 10th century, Northern Song dynasty, is from the yue kilns in Zhejiang province. Jars such as these may have been used to store grain in the tomb. Here the lower body of the vessel is incised with patterns that suggest plants floating in a watery environment, while the lid depicts a bird that has alighted on a lotus leaf on the surface of the pond.

Physical Description
Stoneware vase on a flared footring, with a tapered, globular body with a flattened shoulder, straight neck, and dish shaped mouth. Covered with a domed lid with flaring flange, topped with a bird finial. The lower body of the vase is incised with flora meander, and the lid incised with vertically curved lines. It is covered in a light celadon glaze.

Primary Object Classification
Ceramic

Primary Object Type
vessel

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ceramic

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Asia
Birds
celadon (glaze)
ceramic (material)
jar
jars
stoneware (pottery)

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