Jar with two loop handles

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century
Medium
Stoneware with glaze over white slip
Dimensions
H x W: 24.4 x 20.7 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1910.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar (kuan)

Keywords
China, stoneware, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1910
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1910 [1]

From 1910 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1910 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2009, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Label

The sturdy, doubled loop handles on this jar characterize a family of storage jars made in north China. The glaze reaches to midbody and does not completely cover a coating of white slip (liquid clay). The slip, which was applied over the dark clay body to show the glaze color more effectively, shows through where the glaze is uneven.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum