Feb 19, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Feb 19, 2020
Feb 19, 2020

Globular Jar with Four Loops

Globular Jar with Four Loops

960–1279

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

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This container was probably used to store tea or grain.

Description

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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