Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 9.5 x 1.9 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware kiln prop with arched shape.
Gift of Dr. John E. Stillwell
After stoneware vessels were formed, marked, and decorated, they were carefully stacked in the firing kiln. In order to keep the vessels from fusing together, potters placed stoneware props, made simply of wads of stoneware clay, between the pots.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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