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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.145
Title
Bottle with Lobed “Garlic Head” Mouth
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 戰國 灰陶蒜頭壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
4th-3rd century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148478
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware
Dimensions
H. 34.7 x Diam. 22.7 cm (13 11/16 x 8 15/16 in.)
Provenance
[Roger Keverne, London, 2001] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2001-2006), 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
2006.170.145
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Compressed globular bottle with long neck, lobed mouth resembling a head of garlic, and short circular footring; gray earthenware with lightly burnished surface and abstract decoration created through heavier burnishing.
Commentary
Compare to:
Globular bottle of similar form with long neck and “garlic-head” mouth and an additional decorative ring on the neck excavated in 1984 from a mid- to late Warring States period (4th-3rd century BCE) tomb in Yilipo, Ankang, Shaanxi province. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 1 (1992): 66, fig. 6.13, pl. 2.
Publication History

Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics, Winter Exhibition 2001, auct. cat., Roger Keverne Limited (London, 2001), no. 24

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