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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1940.205
Title
Large, Broad-Shouldered Jar with Decoration of Fish and Aquatic Plants
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Jiajing period, 1522-1566
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204508
Location
Level 3, Room 3620, University Study Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Enameled blue-and-white ware, "wucai" type: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze polychrome enamels; with underglaze cobalt-blue mark reading "Da Ming Jiajing nian zhi" on the base
Technique
Overglaze enamel
Dimensions
H. 23.5 x Diam. 24 cm (9 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Samuel C. Davis
Accession Year
1940
Object Number
1940.205
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Fogg Art Museum, The Use of Blue on Chinese Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty 1368-1644, exh. cat., Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass., Spring 1947), no. 39, cover image

Jessica Chloros, "An Investigation of Cobalt Pigment on Islamic Ceramics at the Harvard Art Museums" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2008), Unpublished, pp. 1-41 passim

Exhibition History

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2022 - 08/14/2022

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