Asian Art

Jar (Guan)

4th–5th century CE

Yue type stoneware with green glaze and iron spots

4 1/4 × 2 9/16 in. (10.8 × 6.5 cm)
Purchased with a gift from the B. D. G. Leviton Foundation
1990.42.1
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Jin dynasty (317–420 C.E.)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

closest in shape is a jar which was excavated from a southern dynasty period tomb (4th/6th C.) discovered in 1984 in Cangnanxian, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.