Fragment of large jar

Historical period(s)
Late Nara or Heian period, 8th-12th century
Stoneware with traces of natural ash accumulation
Sue ware
H x W (max.): 27 x 14 cm (10 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Ushimado town, Samukaze kiln site (surface find)
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Shigenori Ito
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Jar (fragment)

Heian period (794 - 1185), Japan, Late Nara (Tempyo) period (710 - 794), Nara period (645 - 794), stoneware, Sue ware

From 1980 to 1983
Shigenori Ito, Tokyo, Japan, collected by the donor in Bizen, Okayama prefecture, Japan. [1]

From 1983
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Shigenori Ito, Tokyo, Japan. [2]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record. See also Study Collection catalogue card, Collections Management Office.

[2] See object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mr. Shigenori Ito

Published References
  • Bunkazai. Description of Samukaze kiln site., May 1985. p. 18.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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