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This vessel was shaped on a wheel and its green glaze achieved when wood ash melted and fused onto the body during firing. It could have been a medicine jar, but more likely was intended as a cinerary urn, an inexpensive substitute for a gilt-bronze container for ashes. The high rim was designed to hold a straight-sided lid.

Urn, Stoneware with natural ash glaze (Sue ware), Japan

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