Burmese Martaban Jar

Unknown maker

  • Date: c. 1920
  • Dimensions: H: 85.5 cm, Diameter: 75 cm
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Region: Burma
  • Museum number: TCD.00192

Large bulbous-shaped Burmese Martaban stoneware jar with a narrow foot and very broad shoulder with three evenly spaced suspension lugs decorated with series of small raised bosses around the neck. These jars are used for storage of water, food and wine. They are considered as symbols of wealth and social status.

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