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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.72
Title
Tripod jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 裴李崗文化 陶三足壺
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 6500-5000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Neolithic period, Peiligang culture, c. 6500-5000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182487
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H. 20.1 x W. (across handles) 15.4 x Diam. 13.6 cm (7 15/16 x 6 1/16 x 5 3/8 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 a fund established by Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane for the purchase of Asian art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.72
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Ovoid jar with slightly flared neck and mouth, two loop handles at the shoulders, and three small, conical feet; red earthenware with dark gray irregular markings from firing. Peiligang culture. From the middle Yellow River valley region: Henan province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Tripod vessels of similar form have been excavated from the Peiligang site in Xinzheng county, Henan province. See Yang Xiaoneng, New Perspectives on China’s Past: Chinese Archaeology in the Twentieth Century, vol. 2 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), 40, fig. 13a; Zhongguo taoci quanji [The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics], vol. 1: Xinshiqi shidai [Neolithic period] (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 4, pp. 57 and 248; and Kaogu jinghua Zhongguo shehui kexueyuan kaogu yanjiusuo jiansuo sishinian jinian [Select Archaeological Finds, Album to the 40th Anniversary of the Founding of the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences] (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 1993), 6, fig. 1.
Publication History

Ancient Chinese Ceramics & Tomb Sculpture, March 20 to April 8, 2000, auct. cat., J.J. Lally & Co. (New York, NY, 2000), no. 1

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