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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.283
Title
Large dish
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 遼 三彩盤
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
10th-11th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Liao dynasty, 907-1125
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/197050
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with three-color (sancai) lead glaze
Technique
Lead glaze
Dimensions
H. 5.7 x Diam. 27.3 cm (2 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., 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 Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.283
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Large circular dish with sides curving inward to a short footring; molded decoration in relief of flowers, leaves, and bees on the interior; pinkish buff earthenware coated with a white slip before the application of iron-brown and copper-green lead-fluxed glazes on selected areas, the exterior with a translucent pale green lead-fluxed glaze stopping short of the footring.
Commentary
Compare to:
Sancai dish with closely related molded decoration excavated in 1959 from a Liao site at Xiaoliuzhangzi village, Yushulin township, Ningcheng county, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia, now in the Museum of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. See Zhongguo chutu ciqi quanji [Complete Collection of Chinese Ceramics Unearthed in China], vol. 4: Nei Mengu [Inner Mongolia] (Beijing: Kexue chubanshe, 2008), no. 72.

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