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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.31.A-B
Title
Small, Circular, Covered Box, the Domed Cover with Decoration of a Butterfly
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
probably 9th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Shaanxi province, Tongchuan
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/54860
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Off-white stoneware with pale celadon glaze over decoration applied in white slip, the decoration embellished with incising and with touches of iron-brown slip in localized areas. Possibly from the Yaozhou kilns, near Tongchuan, Shaanxi province.
Dimensions
including cover: H. 3.4 x Diam. 5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Blitz Antiek en Kunsthandel / Blitz Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, The Netherlands
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David Berg, Esq., Fund and Louis Sidney Thierry Memorial Fund
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.31.A-B
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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