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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.284.A-B
Title
Covered ovoid jar on attached base
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 遼 三彩罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
11th-early 12th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Liao dynasty, 907-1125
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/186931
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with three-color (sancai) lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 27.3 x Diam. 17.5 cm (10 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.) (with cover)
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc III, Chicago (by 1978). [Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, October 1999], sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (1999-2006), partial gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.

Notes:
1. Stephen Junkunc III (d. 1978)
2. On long-term loan to Harvard University Art Museums from 2000 to 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
2006.170.284.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Oblong ovoid jar with cover and attached stand; the jar with small mouth opening and attached to a foliate base supported on a short footring; the cover resembling a broad-rimmed hat with finial; white earthenware with variegated iron-brown and copper-green lead-fluxed glazes over incised, molded, and applique elements.
Commentary
Compare to:
(1) Sancai vase of related form but without lid or base excavated in 2004 from a Tang-dynasty (618-907) tomb at Chengjiaotou cemetery, Zhangqiu, Shandong province, now in the Shandong Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology. See Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 6: Shandong (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 68.
(2) Sancai covered jar of somewhat related form and with a pedestal excavated in 1977 from a Tang-dynasty tomb at Beixing village, Jingxing county, Hebei province, now in the Jingxing Office for Management of Cultural Relics. Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 3: Hebei (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 45.
Publication History

The Chinese Porcelain Company: A Dealer's Record, 1985-2000, auct. cat., The Chinese Porcelain Company (New York, 2000), p. 60

Exhibition History

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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