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Tomb jar

Label Text

This slender tomb jar dating to the Southern Song dynasty in the thirteenth century is one of a dozen similar funeral wares purchased by Freer from the New York gallery of Yamanaka and Company. In the Peacock Room in Detroit, it was displayed as a pair with another Southern Song tomb jar with a similar crackled, gray-green celadon glaze. The two vessels were symmetrically arranged on the top shelves of what is now the south wall, flanking Whistler's mural of fighting peacocks.

Object Name

Tomb jar

Ware

Longquan-type ware

Dated

13th century

Period

Southern Song dynasty

Medium

Stoneware with celadon glaze

Dimensions

HxW: 40.1 x 14.8 cm

Country

China

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Lang Freer

Iteration

2

Shelf Number

90

Wall

South

Title

Tomb jar

Object Number

F1903.233

Freer Source

Yamanaka and Co.

Freer Source City

New York

Freer Source State

New York

Freer Source Country

United States

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/F1903.233.jpg

Collection

Citation

"Tomb jar," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. F1903.233, Item #3197, http://www.peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3197 (accessed November 21, 2017).