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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.147
Title
Ovoid jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 戰國 陶罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
4th 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/149463
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware
Dimensions
H. 12 x W. (across handles) 15 x Diam. 14.5 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 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
2006.170.147
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bulbous, bronze-form vessel of ovoid form with two pierced lug handles on shoulders, three small conical feet on the flat base, and horizontal fluted decor encircling the body; medium gray earthenware with darkened surface.
Commentary
Compare to:
Vessel of similar form with two lug handles but with flat bottom and impressed hemp-cloth pattern on body excavated in 1997 from a mid-Warring States period (4th century BCE) wooden chambered tomb at the foot of Mount Fenghuang near Shaoxing, Zhejiang province. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 2 (2002): 34, fig. 9.

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