Jar

DATE:
771–256 BCE
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Stoneware with impressed decoration and accidental ash glaze
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
11 3/4 × 13 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. (29.85 × 34.29 × 34.29 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of Asia
LOCATION:
Arts of Asia - China, Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Museum League Fund
OBJECT NUMBER:
1973.79

General Description

This jar has been given a dusty brownish gray coloration on the exterior due to a thin glaze formed from the presence of ash in the kiln during firing. A carved wooden block was probably the means by which the surface pattern was impressed.

Adapted from

"Accession," Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Newsletter, December 1973, n.p.