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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.158
Title
Chamber pot in the form of a rabbit
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 漢 灰陶溺器
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
1st century BCE – 1st century CE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/190854
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware
Dimensions
H. 19.6 x L. 34.2 x D. 16.3 cm (7 11/16 x 13 7/16 x 6 7/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, July 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
2006.170.158
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Chamber pot of rounded rectangular form depicting a stylized, open-mouthed rabbit with whiskers and pointed ears, elongated tail curling upward and stretching back to the head to form a handle, and with carved geometric patterning on the body; gray earthenware with incised and impressed decoration.
Commentary
Compare to:
Related ceramic chamber pot in the form of a stylized tiger excavated in 1990 from a late Western Han to early Eastern Han period (1st century CE) tomb near Tianzhen County, Datong City, Shanxi province. See Wenwu [Cultural Relics] 9 (2012): 29, fig. 18.

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