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Ovoid storage jar

  • loan
  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (south) (place of creation)
    11th - 12th century (1001 - 1200)
    Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, thrown, with yellow glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
    27.6 cm (height)
    18.7 cm (diameter)
    at base 10 cm (diameter)
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    containervessel jar
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Sir Alan Barlow Collection Trust.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    University of Sussex, and Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Barlow Collection, supervised by Regina Krahl, Maurice Howard, and Aiden Leeves (Sussex: University of Sussex, 2006), no. C359

Glossary (2)

glaze, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The heavily potted ovoid jar has a narrow mouth with rolled rim and a flat, concave base. The buff stoneware is covered with a yellowish glaze, which ends in an uneven line well above the base. The glaze has discoloured to an olive-brown tone and has an overall stained crackle, due to use or burial.

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