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Large Grain Storage Jar

Asian Art

MEDIUM Stoneware with natural ash glaze, Shigaraki ware
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES 14th century
    PERIOD Nanbokucho Period
    DIMENSIONS 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)  (show scale)
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Large Grain Storage Jar, 14th century. Stoneware with natural ash glaze, Shigaraki ware, 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 73.32. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.32_PS6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 73.32_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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