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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.117
Title
Wide-mouthed jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 良渚文化 灰陶罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 3300-2200 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, c. 3300-2200 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/174249
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware
Dimensions
H. 9.5 x W. (across handles) 11.4 x Diam. 10 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 3 15/16 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 the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.117
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small wide-mouthed jar with globular body, short neck, flared mouth rim, circular pedestal base, and two lug handles at the shoulders; medium gray earthenware with lightly burnished and darkened surface. Liangzhu culture. From the lower Yangzi River region; Jiangsu or Zhejiang province.

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