2006.170.241.1 (left) and 2006.170.241.2 (right) Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.241.1-2
Title
A Pair of Small Pedestal Dishes
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 隋 白瓷圈足盤 (一對)
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
late 6th early 7th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Sui dynasty, 581-618
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/320291
Physical Descriptions
Medium
White stoneware with transparent glaze tinged with green
Technique
White ware
Dimensions
2006.170.241.1: H. 6.5 x Diam. 9.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
2006.170.241.2: H. 6.6 x Diam. 9.5 cm (2 5/8 x 3 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 Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for the Acquisition of Oriental Art
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.170.241.1-2
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A pair of nearly identical shallow circular dishes, each supported by a slender cylindrical pedestal that flares at the base; underside of each dish gently rounded, with sides rising to a slightly everted rim; white stoneware with transparent glaze faintly tinged with a pale celadon green color; glaze covers entire dish and pedestal down to the foot; underside of pedestal base unglazed. From northern China, possibly from the kilns at Gongyi, Henan province. A pair with 2006.170.241.2.
Commentary
Compare to:
Celadon pedestal dish of closely related form excavated in 1953 from a Sui period tomb at Mafangshan, Wuchang, Hubei province, now in the Hubei Provincial Museum. See Zhongguo taoci quanji [The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics], vol. 5: Sui, Tang [Sui and Tang dynasties] (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 45, pp. 72 and 230.
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