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At A Glance

  • Period

    15th century
  • Geography

    Bizen kilns, Imbe, Okayama prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Stoneware with natural ash glaze
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 51 x 37.7 cm (20 1/16 x 14 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Very large glazed storage jar, dark brown stoneware with rounded body tapering to an almost flat base. The base is uneven and the jar does not sit perfectly flat. Green-gray glaze scattered over the upper body and shoulder, thicker in areas, with a large area of thick gray, overfired glaze on one side. Thick drips of glaze run down the body. Wide combed grooves are incised within a "panel" outlined by horizontal lines around the upper body and shoulder.
  • Provenance

    To 1998
    Harry and Hideo G. Packard, Kyoto, purchased from an unidentified owner, to 1998 [1]
    From 1998
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hideo G. Packard in 1998
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 6 in the object record.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Seasons: Japanese Screens (July 9, 2011 to January 22, 2012)
    Landscapes in Japanese Art (February 2 to July 15, 2007)
    Storage Jars of Asia (October 29, 2000 to March 10, 2002)
    Beyond the Legacy--Anniversary Acquisitions of the Freer Gallery of Art (October 11, 1998 to April 11, 1999)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Harry Packard
    Hideo G. Packard
  • Origin

    Bizen kilns, Imbe, Okayama prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of Asian Arts
  • Type

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