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At A Glance

  • Period

    1st-2nd century
  • Geography

    Zhejiang Province, China
  • Material

    Stoneware with applied and accidental glazes
  • Dimension

    H x W: 32.9 x 38.2 cm (12 15/16 x 15 1/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Large jar (pou) with wide belly and small mouth.
    Clay: stoneware, dark gray, hard, fired uniformly reddish brown on surface; of the type called proto-porcelain.
    Glaze: thin, transparent olive green, on upper surfaces only.
    Decoration: three horizontal bands in relief with incised designs in clay in two top sections; two animal mask handles on shoulder.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Clay and Metal: Ancient Chinese Ceramics and Metal (February 25, 1997 to August 9, 2011)
    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    Chinese Art (March 9, 1981 to March 12, 1982)
    Chinese Ceramics (May 9, 1980 to March 6, 1981)
    Chinese Ceramics (April 11, 1978 to September 4, 1980)
    Chinese Calligraphy and Ceramics (April 18, 1977 to April 8, 1978)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Ceramics (March 7, 1957 to January 1, 1963)
    Centennial Exhibition, Gallery 13 (November 10, 1955 to March 1, 1957)
  • Origin

    Zhejiang Province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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