Large Jar

  • Shigaraki kiln, Shiga pref.
  • Muromachi period
  • 15c
  • Shigaraki ware
  • H-43.7 D-41
Catalogue Entry

Muromachi Period, 15th century
H. 43.7, MD. 13.4, TD. 40.8, BD. 16.0
Miho Museum, Shiga
This jar has a somewhat swelling long torso shape, with its neck and mouth area completely missing. Built from four layers of coiled clay, the jar has a flat base. Well-fired, feldspar fragments have burst through the clay skin overall, and the surface is a bright fire color streaked with orange. The ash fell in patches on the jar, melting and creating flows of bright green natural ash glaze on the shoulder and torso.