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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.155
Title
Tripod cauldron (ding)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 戰國 原始瓷鼎
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
5th-4th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Zhejiang Province
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/176955
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Proto porcelain: stoneware with ash glaze
Dimensions
H. 19.8 x W. (across handles) 20.1 x Diam. 20.6 cm (7 13/16 x 7 15/16 x 8 1/8 in.)
Provenance
[Uragami Sokyu-do Co., Ltd., Tokyo, July 2000] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2000-2006), 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
2006.170.155
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tripod cauldron with two U-shaped handles rising vertically from the rim supported by three slightly splayed footed legs; light gray stoneware with thin layer of ash glaze.
Commentary
Compare to:
(1) Proto-porcelain “ding” vessel of closely related form and glazing excavated from a Warring States period site at Shangzao village, Shaoxing county, Zhejiang province, now in the Shaoxing Office for Preservation and Management of Cultural Relics. See Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 9: Zhejiang (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 10.
(2) Ceramic “ding” type tripod vessel of similar form but without ash glaze excavated in 2011 from a Warring States period earth mound tomb at the Taozhuang site in Xinshi town, Dangtu county, Anhui province. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 10 (2013): 30, fig. 11.

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