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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1940.248
Title
Wide-Shouldered Jar with Decoration of Two Dragons, Each Pursuing a Flaming Jewel and Striding over Mountains and Water
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
late 16th-early 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Jiangxi province, Jingdezhen
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/205852
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
Dimensions
H. 11.7 x Diam. 13 cm (4 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Samuel C. Davis
Accession Year
1940
Object Number
1940.248
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. 40 (not illustrated)

Hugo Munsterberg, Dragons in Chinese Art, exh. cat., China House Gallery (New York, 1971), p. 46, no. 44

Exhibition History

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

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