Greenware guan, or jar, with dish-shaped mouth and bands of decorationOn display
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Greenware guan, or jar, with dish-shaped mouth and bands of decoration
DateEastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317 - 420)
Western Jin Dynasty (AD 265 - 316)
Material and technique
stoneware, with impressed decoration under a green glaze; unglazed base; glazed rim
Dimensions9.1 cm (height)
13 cm (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.