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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.67
Title
Double-handled jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 辛店文化 彩陶雙耳罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1600-600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Xindian culture, c. 1600-600 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/147442
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with slip-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 34.2 x W. (across handles) 35.6 x Diam. 29.5 cm (13 7/16 x 14 x 11 5/8 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 the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.67
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Large jar with flared rim, cylindrical neck, sloped shoulders, ovoid body, and two loop handles at the shoulders; coarse buff earthenware with geometric decoration painted in black slip and select areas embellished with red slip. Xindian culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Ningxia province.

Note:
A sample taken from the base of this vessel was thermoluminescence (TL) tested at Oxford Authentication Ltd. in December 2000 and determined to be consistent with the suggested period of manufacture.
Commentary
Compare to:
Jar of similar form with closely related painted designs excavated from a Xindian site in Longquan, Dongxiang county, Gansu province, now in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture Museum, Gansu. See Zhongguo taoci quanji [The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics], vol. 2: Xia, Shang, Zhou, Chunqiu, Zhanguo [Xia, Shang, Zhou, Spring and Autumn, and Warring States periods] (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 61, pp. 76 and 243.
Publication History

Bao pu yi tao: Zhongguo xinshiqi shidai de taoqi yu yuqi [Pottery and Jades of China's Neolithic Age], auct. cat., Yunzhongju guwan youxian gongsi (Taibei Shi, 2001), no. 52

Related Media

3D Model: Ovoid Jar with Cylindrical Neck, Flaring Lip, Two Loop Handles, and Geometric Decoration of So-called "Yoke" or "Ram's Horn" Pattern

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