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Sue funerary jar


Height: 52.500 cm

Collected by William Gowland
Bequeathed by Sir A.W. Franks

Asia JA F2228

Rooms 92-94: Japan

    Sue funerary jar

    From Kotani village, Kōzuke Province, Japan
    Kofun period, 6th century AD

    High-fired pottery with ash glaze

    This elaborate ritual tomb jar has an unusually high pierced stand, and models of birds, deer, dogs and a boar attached at the shoulder. It has a particularly well-developed patterning of cord marks and incised bands. It was excavated at Kotani village in Kozuke Province.

    L. Smith, V. Harris and T. Clark, Japanese art: masterpieces in (London, The British Museum Press, 1990)


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