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Artwork Details

6th century
stoneware with glaze
7 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in (19.68 cm x 22.54 cm);9 1/16 in x 9 7/16 in (23.02 cm x 23.97 cm)
Museum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

A stoneware early Northern celadon jar or guan (罐) of the Six Dynasties (234-581). The period of the Six Dynasties was war-torn, and stoneware production of celadon jars didn't begin in the north until the 6th century of Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). The kilns were located in Hebei, Henan, and Shandong, producing celadons, white, yellow and black glazed wares. Most items were made for everyday use, but have also appeared in tombs.

Physical Description:

A stoneware globular jar with straight, wide neck and direct rim, and bowstring bands around the waist and shoulder, four loop lugs connecting the neck to shoulder, and the upper half covered in a gray-green celadon glaze. 

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