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Storage Jar

Period:
Heian period (794–1185)
Date:
12th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Stoneware with ash glaze (Tokoname ware)
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); Diam. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Griggs Burke, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.261
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.
Mary Griggs Burke , New York (until 1977; donated to MMA)
Syracuse. Everson Museum of Art. "Fragile Blossoms, Enduring Earth: The Japanese Influence on American Ceramics," May 17, 1989–August 29, 1989.

New York. American Craft Museum. "Fragile Blossoms, Enduring Earth: The Japanese Influence on American Ceramics," January 17, 1990–April 1, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seasonal Pleasures in Japanese Art, Part II," May 1, 1996–September 8, 1996.

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