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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.266
Title
Jar with green splashes
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 唐 三彩罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
first half 8th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/193288
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with green splashed lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 10.6 x Diam. 12 cm (4 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[Kaikodo, New York, September 1998] 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 the Louise Haskell Daly Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.266
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small globular jar with everted rim, constricted neck, short footring, three concentric grooves on the shoulder, and decoration of green splashes against a white ground; off-white earthenware with lead-fluxed copper-green splashed glaze on the exterior and lead-fluxed pale yellow glaze on the interior; glaze stops short of the foot; unglazed base. Copper-splashed sancai ware. From northern China, Henan, Hebei, or Shaanxi province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Green glazed globular jar with similar shoulder markings and sancai jar of similar shape but with four loop handles excavated from the 8th century tomb of Princess Yongtai, Qianling, Shaanxi province. See Wenwu 1 (1964): 23, figs. 35 and 36.
Publication History

Kaikodo Journal, Vol. 09 (Autumn 1998), auct. cat., Kaikodo (New York, 1998), no. 55, pp. 144-145

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