Sue ware Flask
- 552–645 CE
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- Ceramic, wood ash glaze
- 11 × 9 × 6 1/2 in. (27.94 × 22.86 × 16.51 cm)
- Arts of Asia
- Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Caldwell
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
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Sue ware was a style of gray stoneware produced from the 5th to 10th century CE in East Asia. The technique for Sue ware migrated from the Korean peninsula to Japan in the 5th and 6th centuries, as a result of Japanese invasions of Korea. The vessels were fired at high temperatures, exhibit natural ash glazes that result from the firing process, and may be decorated with simple combed designs, as seen here.
- Getty Vocabulary, AAT (Sue (ceramics ware): AAT: 300018645).
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Explore the early history of ceramics in Japan and learn more about Sue ware.