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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.288.A-B
Title
Covered pear-shaped ewer
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 金 磁州三彩執壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
12th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Jin dynasty, 1115-1234
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146484
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with three color (sancai) lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 20.6 x W. 18.3 x D. 13.5 cm (8 1/8 x 7 3/16 x 5 5/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2002] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2002-2006), partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial gift of the Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation and partial purchase through a fund established by Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane for the purchase of Asian art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.288.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Covered ewer with cylindrical mouth opening, slightly flattened pear-shaped body, long slender spout, arching handle, and short footring; the cylindrical cover with rounded top; decoration of a lotus blossom incised on one side of the ewer and a peony blossom on the other; light gray earthenware with emerald-green and amber brown lead-fluxed glazes over incised decoration, the background areas of the floral decoration dressed with dark brown slip under the glaze.

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