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Black ware jar with white stripes

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (north China) (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Henan province (probable place of creation)
    2nd half of the 11th century - 1st half of the 12th century
    Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279)
    Material and technique
    stoneware, with white slip decoration under a brown iron glaze; unglazed base
    20.9 cm (height)
    20.5 cm (diameter)
    at foot 8.7 cm (diameter)
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    containervessel jar
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    Credit line
    Purchased with the assistance of the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum, 1998.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 24 May 2006-23 December 2008, Treasures: Antiquities, Eastern Art, Coins, and Casts: Exhibition Guide, Rune Frederiksen, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2006), no. 200 on p. 72, illus. p. 72

Glossary (3)

glaze, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

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

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface 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.


    • Second floor | Room 38 | China from 800

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