The jar has a bulbous body with a short straight neck and scalloped mouth. The body is divided into lobes by six vertical indentations. A black glaze runs over the mouth and covers the exterior body, ending unevenly above the spreading foot to expose the grey stoneware body. Black-glazed ceramics are the third largest group of Song monochrome wares, after the green and the white. The current example was probably manufactured in Henan province.
Asian Art Department, 27 April 2004.
Place where the work was made
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
stoneware with black glaze
9.2 x 10.0 cm
Gift of Dr. Peter Elliott 2004
Not on display