- Museum number
Yokobe; jar, made of high-fired stoneware; oblong body with flattened shoulder and a short neck with a coiled rim; body with tataki matted paddle marks.
- Production date
Diameter: 12 centimetres
Height: 21.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Ritual vessels for burial
Sue wares were originally made tombs.
They were probably used for feasting and drinking at the time of the funeral and then buried with the person who had died. They were crafted on a potter's wheel by specialists and fired at temperatures higher than 100 degrees C. This new ceramic technology was introduced from the Korean peninsula. It required special kilns, early versions of the climbing kilns still used in Japan today.
Stoneware, Sue ware, about AD 500
Given by Sir A.W.Franks (Gowland Collection)
(Label copy, 2017)
Description by Nishimura Hideko:
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006 Oct 13-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Acquisition date
- 1889 (15 April)
- Acquisition notes
- Bought from Temple at Katayemura, Settsu 18 cho West of Tennouji in December 1887.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: J.69 (Gowland number)