Fragment of bowl (wan).

Historical period(s)
Heian period, 850-875 CE
Sanage ware
H x W (overall): 9.1 x 5.7 cm (3 9/16 x 2 1/4 in)
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Nishi Kamo-gun, Miyoshi-cho, Kurozasa kiln #116
Credit Line
Gift of Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Bowl (fragment)

Heian period (794 - 1185), Japan, Sanage ware

To 1993
Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education, Japan, excavated from ash pit (haibara) in front of firebox, Kurozasa kiln #116, Miyoshi-cho, Nishi Kamo-gun, Japan. [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education, Japan. [2]


[1] According to notes from Louise Cort dated June 30, 1994, “These sherds were requested as part of the Smithsonian-Bunkacho collaborative research project on high-temperature green-glazed ceramics in East and Southeast Asia. They were acquired from the Miyoshi Board of Education (the local town directly responsible for the excavation of sites within its boundaries) by Saito Takamasa, a Japanese member of the project who is a specialist in Sanage wares and participated in numerous excavations of Sanage kiln sites.” See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. See also object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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