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Jar

Chinese

Artwork Details

Jar
265-317
Chinese
stoneware with glaze
2 15/16 in x 5 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in (7.46 cm x 14.61 cm x 14.61 cm)
Gift of Ping and Zenobia Lee
UA2005.155

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Description

Subject Matter:

A pale, gray-green celadon glazed jar of the Western Jin dynasty (265-317).

Plain jars of this type were considered less expensive than those with animal head lugs and handles that were also produced during this time-period.  Jars such as these have been found primarily in Hunan but could have also been made at the yue kilns in nearby Zhejiang and Jaiangsu. 

Physical Description:

A squat, globular jar with an inverted direct rim.  There are two opposing applied coil handles on the rim and a wide footing. It is covered in a pale gray-green celadon glaze.

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