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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.88
Title
Footed beaker
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 大汶口文化 白陶尊
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 4300-2600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Dawenkou culture, c. 4300-2600 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/149545
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White earthenware
Dimensions
H. 16.7 x Diam. 13 cm (6 9/16 x 5 1/8 in.)
Provenance
[Nicholas Grindley, 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
2006.170.88
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Cylindrical jar with beveled rim, straight sides, lower portion tapering inward to a splayed circular foot; gray earthenware coated with white slip, the surface burnished before firing. Dawenkou culture. From the middle and lower Yellow River valley regions; Shandong, northern Jiangsu, northern Anhui, and eastern Henan provinces.
Commentary
Compare to:
Earthenware jars of closely related form excavated in 1959 at Dawenkou, Tai’an, Shandong province. See Shandong sheng wenwu guanlichu [Shandong Bureau of Cultural Relics Management], Dawenkou: xinshiqi shidai muzang fajue baogao [Dawenkou: Neolithic period cemetery excavation report] (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe, 1974), pl. 81.4 and 82.4.

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