Lidded jarOn display
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Date9th century AD (AD 801 - 900)
Tang Dynasty (AD 618 - 907)
Material and technique
earthenware, with amber lead glaze
Dimensionswith lid 26 cm (height)
without lid 21 cm (height)
21 cm max. (diameter)
at base 11.5 cm (diameter)
at lid 11.4 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
Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1000-1200⁰c. The resulting ceramic is non-vitreous and varies in colour from dark red to yellow.
Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.
A glaze to which lead oxide is added as flux to lower its melting point.