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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.73
Title
Tripod cauldron (ding)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 大汶口文化 紅陶鼎
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/174788
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
max dimensions: H. 13.7 x Diam. 12.2 cm (5 3/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
Provenance
[Uragami Sokyu-do Co., Ltd., Tokyo, February 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
2006.170.73
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small cauldron with flared mouth, crimped waist, and three flat legs; red earthenware. Dawenkou culture. From the middle and lower Yellow River valley regions; Shandong, northern Jiangsu, northern Anhui, and eastern Henan provinces.
Commentary
Compare to:
Earthenware ding-vessel 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. 47.5.
Exhibition History

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

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