Storage Jar, Vietnam, Thanh Hoa, 11th century-12th century. Glazed stoneware, height: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm; width: 8.25 in, 20.95 cm. Gift of the Charles Bayly Jr Collection, 1954.40. Courtesy Denver Art Museum

Inspired by Chinese ceramics of the Song dynasty (960-1279), this storage jar is similar to those found in the northern Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa. Its ivory-colored glaze is stained brown through burial. The jar has six strap handles around its shoulder, an embellishment characteristic of high quality ceramics of the period.