irregularly shaped tan jar with bulbous, wasp-nest shaped base, long neck, wide mouth; flecked, dripping brown overglaze, mostly on one side; comes with rattan ring

Recumbent vessel with long neck, 7th century

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Molten ash from the wood fire of the kiln pooled on the surface of this jar, creating a pleasing mottled effect on its shoulders and a pattern of drips along part of its irregular, bulging body. Likely intended for storing sake (rice wine), the jar’s body is asymmetrical—it was meant to be placed on its side. Known as a “recumbent vessel,” or yokobe, examples can be found throughout the history of Sue ware.

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Recumbent vessel with long neck
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Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.273
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 578
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irregularly shaped tan jar with bulbous, wasp-nest shaped base, long neck, wide mouth; flecked, dripping brown overglaze, mostly on one side; comes with rattan ring