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At A Glance

  • Period

    first half 6th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Unglaze stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 5.5 × 12.5 cm (2 3/16 × 4 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Jar (F1975.11.1), pedestal foot, with non-original cover (F1975.11.2). Vessel itself is wheel-thrown with prominent finger ridges, a thin straight-sided neck, rounded base set in flaring foot which has two rows of square-cut perforations, eight each, alternating in position. Cover is low-domed with a flaring flat-top knob. Six chips on edge of neck, three of which appear to be old; cover chipped on edge, knob and inside flange.
    Clay: fine, dark-gray stoneware.
    Glaze: vestiges of "natural" ash glaze on shoulder and upper half of body, also inside cover.
    Decoration: none.
  • Provenance

    To 1974
    Gilpin House, Alexandria, VA, to 1974 [2]
    From 1974
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Gilpin House in 1974
    [1] See Freer Gallery of Art Accession List, Collections Management Office. Also, original folder sheet note indicates name of source and location at date of acquisition (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980 (November 9, 1979 to May 22, 1980)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Gilpin House
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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