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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.169
Title
Wide-bodied jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 西漢 彩繪陶壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
3rd-1st century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BCE-9 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/176365
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware with cold-painted pigment
Dimensions
H. 42.2 x Diam. 38.2 cm (16 5/8 x 15 1/16 in.)
Provenance
[Kaikodo, 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
2006.170.169
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Wide-bodied jar with slightly flared mouth, waisted cylindrical neck, broad shoulders, and lower portion tapering inward to a splayed circular pedestal foot; raised ridges encircling the neck and foot; incised horizontal lines encircling the body; gray stoneware with blacked surface, the jar decorated with cold-painted red pigment in imitation of lacquerware.
Commentary
Compare to:
Covered jar of very similar shape and proportion excavated from a Western Han tomb at Mount Fenghuang, Jiangling, Hubei province. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 6 (1974): 57, fig. 22.
Publication History

Kaikodo Journal, Vol. 01 (Spring 1996), auct. cat., Kaikodo (Kamakura, Japan and New York, 1996), no. 64, pp. 136-137

Kaikodo Journal, Vol. 12 (Autumn 1999), auct. cat., Kaikodo (New York, 1999), p. 301, fig. 6

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