Sui / Tang whiteware Jar

This is a whiteware jar with  height of 30 cm. It has a chalk like white body and is covered in a degraded straw glaze. Looking at the glaze the jar is to be dated between 581-906 AD, Sui to early Tang dynasty.

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This classic urn shape is seen a lot in the Tang dynasty. There is evidence that there was an early influence from europe on Tang shapes such as the dragon handled amphora.

2016-04-03 19.16.45 The body is chalk white and absorbs water quickly. Some Tang white clays fire to a pinkish tone. It looks like there was another piece stacked upon this jar during firing. There are three dentation marks on the rim, sometimes referred to as ‘rolled rim’.

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