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Storage jar with inlaid floral designs


Artwork Details

Storage jar with inlaid floral designs
late 13th century - early 14th century
stoneware with inlaid white and black slip under celadon glaze
11 1/4 x 11 7/16 x 11 7/16 in. (28.5 x 29 x 29 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene for The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jewett Greene Memorial Collection

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Subject Matter:

It would be made in 13-14th century judging from the shape and design. It is a little big jar. This kind of jar would be used for putting many kind of food.

Physical Description:

It has a wide mouth and a shape which flared out to a generously-sized shoulder, then tapers to a slim lower body. It is a storage jar inlaid chrysanthemum, cloud and crane design.

This is an ornate short-necked jar embellished with inlaid designs of clouds and cranes on its entire body. It is built by coiling due to its large size. Its shoulder and lower part of the body are inlaid with lotus petals, and the body is inlaid with cranes and chrysanthemums. Lumps of glaze are found on some parts of the body and pinpoles are found around the foot. Crazing was formed on the entire glazed surface. Shards of similar vessels had been excavated from Yucheon-ri, Buan- gun, Jeollabuk-do.
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p. 135]

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