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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.223
Title
Circular ink palette with three legs
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 南朝至隋 青銅三足硯
Classification
Artists' Tools
Work Type
palette
Date
5th-6th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Northern and Southern Dynasties period to Sui dynasty
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/175366
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Technique
Celadon
Dimensions
H. 5.5 x Diam. 16.6 cm (2 3/16 x 6 9/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, January 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
2006.170.223
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Wide, circular, dish-shaped ink palette supported on three cabriole legs; light gray stoneware with pale yellow green glaze over the exterior and underside. Place of manufacture uncertain, perhaps southern China.
Commentary
Compare to:
Ink palette of related form and similar in size excavated from a Southern Qi tomb dated to 485 at Hejiadawan near Wuchang, Hubei province. See Kaogu [Archaeology] 4 (1965): 176-214, fig. 5.21 and pl. 5.8.
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