Title:Jar and CoverArtist:Artist UnknownDate:Eastern Chou dynastyCreation Place:Asia, ChinaCredit Line:Gift of the Asian Art CouncilAccession Number:2000.145.2a,b
This hand-built vessel has been decorated with incised patterns and three nonfunctional handles made of pinched clay. During the period leading up to the Warring States period (475-221 b.c.), craftsmen working in the south in Chekiang and Kiangsu provinces used high-fired clay to create utilitarian vessels of basic designs. The hard stoneware was durable, practical, and impervious to water.