Porcelaneous ware of the qingbai type
Overall: 15 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Nancy F. and Joseph P. Keithley Collection Gift 2020.184
This container was probably used to store tea or grain.
In the 900s, potters in southeast China excelled in producing white ceramics, including bluish-white (qingbai; 青白) glazed ware. The Keithleys’ jar was made when the qingbai ware–producing kilns were most active and manufactured their finest ware. The jar is missing its cover, which would have been flat with a loop in the center so that it could be tied in place with a string or silk cloth.
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