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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.99
Title
Stem Cup
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 山東龍山文化 黑陶高柄杯
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 2600-2000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Shandong province
Period
Neolithic period, Shandong Longshan culture, c. 2600-2000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/193287
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black earthenware
Dimensions
H. 26 x Diam. 12.4 cm (10 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Provenance
[Ariadne Gallery, New York, February 1999] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (1998-2006), 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
2006.170.99
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Waisted cup with flared, everted rim supported on an elaborate hollow stem with a wide cylindrical midsection perforated with five rows of vertical slits; thinly potted, lightly burnished blackened earthenware with incised and openwork decoration. Longshan culture; from Shandong province.
Commentary
Compare to:
(1) Black pottery stem cup with hollow stem and similar vertical openings excavated from a Longshan site at Sanlihe, Jiaoxian, Shandong province, now in the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. See Zhongguo taoci quanji (The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics), vol. 1: Xinshiqi shidai (Neolithic period) (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 201, pp. 212 and 312.
(2) Black pottery stem cup of closely related form excavated in 1976 from a Longshan site at Chengzi, Zhucheng county, Shandong province, now in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology collection, Beijing. See Treasures from a Swallow Garden: Inaugural Exhibit of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology (Beijing: Peking University, 1992), cat. 30, p. 82-83.

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