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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.247
Title
Globular ewer with dragon form handle
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 唐 白瓷龍柄壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
8th-9th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/173145
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
White stoneware with ivory hued glaze
Technique
White ware
Dimensions
H. 26 x W. 14.3 x Diam. 13.5 cm (10 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/16 in.)
Provenance
[Galerie Gisèle Croës - Arts d'Extreme-Orient, Brussels, Belgium, 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 the Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.247
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Ewer with globular body, flared pedestal base, slender neck, trefoil mouth, and stylized dragon-form handle attached from mouth to shoulder; white stoneware with ivory hued glaze. From northern China, probably from Hebei or Henan province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Ding ware ewer of similar form was excavated in 1997 from a Tang-dynasty tomb at Jianci village, Quyang county, Hebei province, now in the Hebei Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation. Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 3: Hebei (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 34.
Exhibition History

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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