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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.86
Title
Pouring Vessel
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 大汶口文化 黑陶壺
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/182454
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black earthenware
Dimensions
H. 21.5 x Diam. 17.2 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, March 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 Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.86
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Compressed ovoid vessel with long neck, flared mouth, and foliated spout; lightly burnished blackened earthenware. Dawenkou culture. From the middle and lower Yellow River valley regions; Shandong, northern Jiangsu, northern Anhui, and eastern Henan provinces.
Commentary
Compare to:
Similar thinly potted black pottery vessels compressed ovoid bodies and flared necks, but without foliated spouts, excavated in 1957 from a Dawenkou site at Laodongyu, Anqiu county, Shandong province. See Kaogu [Archaeology] 9 (1992): 783, fig. 5.3 and pl. 3:2-3.
Publication History

Ancient Chinese Ceramics & Tomb Sculpture, March 20 to April 8, 2000, auct. cat., J.J. Lally & Co. (New York, NY, 2000), no. 4

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