Heian period (794–1185)
Stoneware with ash glaze (Tokoname ware)
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Diam. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm)
Gift of Mary Griggs Burke, 1977
Not on view
This piece was excavated from a kiln site in Aichi Prefecture, near present-day Nagoya. Split at the time of firing, it was never used; yet it is a fine example of the simple beauty of the random effects produced by early technology.
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