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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.25
Title
Rounded Bowl
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 馬家窯文化馬家窯類型 彩陶鉢
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Majiayao phase, c. 3300-2650 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, c. 3300-2000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/149543
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with slip-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 9.5 x Diam. 20.3 cm (3 3/4 x 8 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
2006.170.25
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Deep bowl with straight sides and lower portion tapering inward to small flat base; buff earthenware with geometric decoration painted in black slip and white pigment. Majiayao culture, Majiayao type. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Ningxia province.
Commentary
Compare to:
(1) Bowl with similar bichrome painted designs excavated in 1978 from a Majiayao site in upper Sunjia, Datong county, Qinghai province, now in the collection of the Qinghai Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Team. See Zhang Pengchuan, Zhongguo caitao tu pu [Handbook of Chinese Painted Pottery Illustrations] (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe, 1990), no. 240.
(2) Bowl of related form with similar painted designs excavated in 1976 from a Majiayao site in Datong county, Qinghai province. See Qinghao caitao [Painted Pottery from Qinghai] (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe, 1980), no. 10, p. 10, and color pl. 5.

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