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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Bottle
View: front
Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 899
Creation Date: 8th century - 9th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: glazed earthenware
Dimensions: H.8 x Dia. 5-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 99.67.2
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

This elegant jar is a rare descendent of wares developed in the Yao-chou area of Shansi province during the Tang period (618-907). Although the Yao-chou kilns are most famous for celadons produced during Northern Sung (960-1127) and Chin (1115-1234), the region had a longer and more ancient history in the production of black and related wares. Northern "tea dust" glazes of this period are extremely rare and take their name from later porcelains in which a lighter glaze is peppered with specks of matt-glaze blown onto the surface giving an appearance of powdered tea. The earlier glazes, like the one here however, were achieved by slightly underfiring the iron-rich glaze material.

AMICA ID: MIA_.99.67.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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