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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.330

  • Description

    Stoneware jar with two handles and everted mouth rim. The jar has brown glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 700-900
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 124 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Room 95 label text:

    PDF 330

    Jar with brown glaze


    This rounded jar has two lug handles at the shoulder and is covered with an iron-brown glaze. The foot reveals a pale clay body.


    Stoneware with iron-brown glaze
    Henan province 河南省
    Tang dynasty, about AD 700–900

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Colour pl. 1 and p.305 bibliographic details
    • Medley 1980 p.32, no.102 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case12/sh6

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Margaret Medley 1980 records: From the J. C. van Leur collection. Acquired in 1968. This piece came from an unofficial excavation in Halmahera (Sulawesi) just after the Second World War. PDF Card: Acquired from Sotheby - Bluett & Sons in 1968 for £95.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.330

Stoneware jar with two handles and everted mouth rim.  The jar has brown glaze.

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