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Large Grain Storage Jar

Asian Art

MEDIUM Stoneware with natural ash glaze, Shigaraki ware
  • Place Made: Kamakura, Japan
  • DATES 14th century
    PERIOD Nanbokucho Period
    DIMENSIONS 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 73.32
    CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Jar with predominantly amber-colored scorching with natural ash glaze. Typical of this ware, feldspathic deposits (of sand and gravel) in the clay. Stoneware. Jar has flaring neck and out-turned rim (tamt-buchi), broad sloping shoulders, wide body which tapers toward base. Flat base, slightly concave. From area southeast of Kyoto, one of the Six Old kiln sites. Condition: Pock marks throughout. Three breaks in lip. Some flaking on body. Area on base where clay and ash (?) accumulated in firing.
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