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19th C. Indonesian Green Glazed Martaban Jar

19th C. Indonesian Green Glazed Martaban Jar

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Green glazed earthenware Tampayan Martaban jar; the name refers to an entry port in South Burma, an active base for trade with China, Southeast Asia, and Africa. These jars were used to store oils, rice, butter, pickles, wine, water, and even holy water and opium. The jars were sealed with wooden lids and secured to a ship’s storage area by weaving ropes through its six grooved handles.

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