Japan, Kamakura period / Storage Jar: Tokoname Ware / 14th centuryJapan, Kamakura period
Storage Jar: Tokoname Ware
14th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Japanese
Creator Dates/Places: Japan, Kamakura Period
Creator Active Place: Japan, Kamakura Period
Creator Name-CRT: Japan, Kamakura period
Title: Storage Jar: Tokoname Ware
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1400
Creation Date: 14th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: stoneware with natural ash glaze and impressed designs
Dimensions: Diameter: 55.3cm, Overall: 51cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1992.356
Credit Line: Gift of George Gund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: This storage jar was made by piling coils of clay on top of one another, smoothing the interior and exterior surfaces, and allowing the clay to dry before adding another section of the form. The wide rim and mouth were then added using a potter's wheel. Because of its small base, the vessel could stand safely on a narrow step on the steep slope of a rising kiln floor. Such kilns were built into the side of a hill and used wood for firing. The natural ash glazes took about a week to ten days to form.Tokoname was the largest center of ceramic production in medieval Japan, which focused on agricultural storage vessels.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1992.356
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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