Black-Glazed Jar with Scraped Patterns

 

Jin Dynasty
Height: 17cm
Mouth diameter: 13.5cm
Foot diameter: 9.5cm

Lipped rim, bulgy belly, and loop leg; the inside of the mouth is black-glazed and the outer surface of the jar is also black-glazed and decorated with scraped patterns. The shoulders are ringed with labyrinth patterns, with the belly adorned with intertwining flower and grass patterns. The outside bottom is left unglazed.

Covered with shiny black lacquer-like glaze, the full-bodied jar is decorated with perfectly scraped patterns. And the black patterns and the yellowish white background form sharp contrast, producing a good decorative effect.