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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.281.A-B
Title
Covered tankard with loop handle
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 遼 緑釉蓋鋬耳壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
11th-early 12th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Liao dynasty, 907-1125
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/146760
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with green lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 19 x Diam. 12.5 cm (7 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)
across handles: W. 14.6 cm (5 3/4 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
2006.170.281.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Covered metal-form tankard with loop handle; decorative flange above the loop handle to support a thumb; domed cover with knob in the form of a pointed lotus bud; gray earthenware with lead-fluxed emerald-green glaze.
Commentary
Compare to:
Covered tankard of the same form with remnants of a yellow lead-fluxed glaze attributed to the Gangwa kiln in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia excavated in 1999 from a Liao dynasty tomb at Chaoyanggou village, Zhangwu county, Liaoning province, now in the Liaoning Provincial Research Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. See Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 2: Tianjin Liaoning Jilin Heilongjiang (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 70.

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