Earthenware drug jar, China, 618-906CE

Made:
618-906 CE in China
maker:
Unknown

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Earthenware drug jar, glazed, with wooden stand, late T'ang dynasty, Chinese, 618 - 906 CE

Apothecaries used vessels to store dried herbs, minerals and other medicines. This earthenware jar example dates from the late T'ang dynasty (618-906CE). It has a glazed surface. This means it could be easily cleaned. Small delicate handles indicate it was not meant for heavy substances.

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Object Number:
A43100
Materials:
glazed earthenware and wood
Measurements:
stand: 15 mm 90 mm,
jar: 113 mm 122 mm, .47kg
type:
drug jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Sotheby's

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