Fragment of bowl

Historical period(s)
Heian period, 900-925
Medium
Stoneware with natural and applied ash glazes
Style
Sanage ware
Dimensions
H x W: 8.3 x 6.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Aichi prefecture, Nishi Kamo-gun, Miyoshi-cho, Kurozasa kiln #30
Credit Line
Gift of Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-P-4244
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl (wan) (fragment)

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

To 1993
Miyoshi Municipal Board of Education, Japan, excavated from ash pit (haibara) in front of firebox, Kurozasa kiln #30, Miyoshi-cho, Nishi Kamo-gun, Japan. [1]

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

Notes:

[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
Google Cultural Institute
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