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Creator Nationality: Japan
Creator Name-CRT: Japan
Title: Chatsubo (Leaf-Tea Storage Jar)
Creation Start Date: 1600
Creation End Date: 1700
Creation Date: 17th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Tamba wareStoneware with natural ash glaze
Dimensions: H.16 x W.13-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 79.4
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce B. Dayton
Context: This robust jar was used to store dried tea leaves before they were ground into powder for use in the tea ceremony. Its high neck was designed to accommodate a stopper which would have been lashed to the vessel with a cord threaded through the four lugs. The relatively even edge of the glaze suggests that it was purposefully applied, while ash from the firing created interesting variations in texture and color on the vessel's shoulder.
AMICA ID: MIA_.79.4
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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