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Jar

Chinese

Artwork Details

Jar
220-589
Chinese
stoneware with glaze
17 1/2 in x 14 7/8 in x 14 7/8 in (44.4 cm x 37.8 cm x 37.8 cm)
Gift of Domino's Pizza, Inc.
1993/1.98

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Description

Subject Matter:

This is a stoneware celadon jar of the Six Dynasties (220-589). High-fired glazed ceramics, especially celadons, developed rapidly during this time period and included a large variety of household, everyday wares. Jars such as this were made primarily for grain storage, and were placed in tombs to provide for the afterlife as well. 

Physical Description:

This large storage jar with wide globular shoulders tapers to a narrow base and narrow neck with rim articulation. Four strap lug handles connect the rim to the shoulder. The upper two thirds is covered in a celadon glaze.

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