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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.132
Title
Wide-mouthed Jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 春秋 黑色硬陶罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
6th-5th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 770-476 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/190162
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray stoneware with blackened surface
Dimensions
H. 10 x Diam. 15.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, November 1999] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (1999-2006), 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
2006.170.132
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small wide-mouthed jar with short neck and two striated loop handles; three small feet on base; light-gray earthenware with blackened surface and bands of geometric decoration impressed around the waist and neck of jar.
Commentary
Compare to:
Small jar of closely related form with two loop handles and decorative bands but without the geometric decor excavated in 2010 from a mid- to late Spring and Autumn period (6th-5th century BCE) earth-mound tomb near Mount Zhenshan, Suzhou, Jiangsu province, now in the Archaeological Institute of Suzhou City. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 5 (2016): 9, fig. 17.

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