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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.104
Title
Tripod cauldron (li)
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 龍山文化 灰陶鬲
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Longshan culture, early phase, c. 3000-2600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Longshan culture, c. 3000-1900 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182452
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware
Dimensions
H. 15.6 x W. (across handles) 21.6 x Diam. 18.7 cm (6 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, June 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 the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.104
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Tripod cooking vessel raised on three conical, hollow legs and with flat rim and two rectangular lug handles; medium gray earthenware with applique handles. Longshan culture. From the middle Yellow River valley region; Shaanxi, Shanxi, or Henan province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Gray pottery tripod vessels with similar cone-shaped legs and linear cord impressions excavated in 1976 from a Longshan site at Shimao, Shenmu county, Shaanxi province. See Kaogu [Archaeology] 3 (1977): pl. 1.2-4.

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