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Collection

Henan Blackware

(China  – )

Title
Jar with scalloped rim
Place of origin
China
Period
Song dynasty 960 - 1279 → China
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware with black glaze
Dimensions

9.2 x 10.0 cm

Credit
Gift of Dr. Peter Elliott 2004
Accession number
157.2004
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.