Greenware jar with moulded decorationOn display
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Greenware jar with moulded decoration
Date551 - 600
Six Dynasties Period (AD 221 - 589)
Material and technique
stoneware, with green glaze; glazed rim
Dimensions38.3 cm (height)
26 cm max. (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.
Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Silk. A Cultural History (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), pp 68-69, fig. 43 on p. 69