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Jar

10th century CE

Stoneware with ash glaze (Sanage ware)

10 × 11 9/16 in. (25.4 × 29.4 cm)
Anonymous gift in memory of Pauline H. Lee
1971.24
Controlled by the Heian government, the complex at Sanage, near Nagoya, had over one thousand kilns and was the major center for the production of glazed ceramics during the Heian period. Sanage ware was inspired by imported Korean pieces, and production began in the preceding Nara period, marking the creation of the earliest glazed ceramics in Japan.
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Heian period (794–1185)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Private Collection, New Haven, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 303, ill.

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