[X] Kamakura period (1185 - 1333) [X] Japanese Art

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78 objects

“Mountain tea bowl” (waster recovered from abandoned kiln site)

<p>Bowl with flat base, applied footrim, and everted walls. Gray stoneware, reddish on surface. On interior wall, accumulation of uneven natural ash glaze, pooling at edge of base, with trace of footrim of bowl placed above this one in a stack for firing. On outside wall, thin band of natural ash glaze; rest of wall &#8230;</p>

Amida (Amitabha)

<p>With total form deliberately leaning forward and with hands comported in the &#8220;welcoming&#8221; mudra or gesture, this figure stands upon a stylized lotus blossom composed of multiple, delicately carved petals.</p>

Suzu ware storage jar

<p>Storage jar with small mouth (tsubo), formed by coiling-and-throwing, finished by paddle and anvil, in several stages, using paddle carved with parallel grooves, creating striated surface on body from neck to near base. Smooth upright, short neck with rim rolled outward. Overall vessel form off balance, with mouth not aligned directly over narrow base. Clay: &#8230;</p>