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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.113
Title
Ovoid jar with cylindrical neck
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 夏家店下層文化 彩繪陶罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 2000-1500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Inner Mongolia (Nei Menggu)
Period
Lower Xiajiadian culture, c. 2000-1500 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/20978
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gray earthenware with cold-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 18.2 x Diam. 17.4 x W. 17.9 cm (7 3/16 x 6 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2005] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2005-2006), 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
2006.170.113
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Ovoid jar with cylindrical neck, flared lip, and tall cylindrical foot; medium gray earthenware with incised border and with geometric decoration cold painted in red and white pigments. Lower Xiajiadian culture. From northeastern China; Inner Mongolia.
Commentary
Compare to:
Jar of similar form and decoration excavated from a Lower Xiajiadian site at Dadianzi, Chifeng Aohan banner, Inner Mongolia, now in the Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. See Zhongguo taoci quanji [The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics], vol. 2: Xia, Shang, Zhou, Chunqiu, Zhanguo [Xia, Shang, Zhou, Spring and Autumn, and Warring States periods] (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 83, pp. 97 and 250.

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