Sue ware Flask

DATE:
552–645 CE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Ceramic, wood ash glaze
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
11 × 9 × 6 1/2 in. (27.94 × 22.86 × 16.51 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
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
COPYRIGHT:
Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
OBJECT NUMBER:
1983.551.FA

General Description

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.

Drawn from

  • Getty Vocabulary, AAT (Sue (ceramics ware): AAT: 300018645).

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