Greenware guan, or jar, with dish-shaped mouth and riding horsesOn display
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Greenware guan, or jar, with dish-shaped mouth and riding horses
Datelate 4th century AD
Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316)
Material and technique
stoneware, with green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions9.8 cm (height)
12 cm (diameter)
at foot 8 cm (diameter)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
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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.