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Ovoid Jar with Short, Flaring Neck and Blue-Splashed Glaze

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Ovoid Jar with Short, Flaring Neck and Blue-Splashed Glaze, first half 8th century
Vessel
Chinese
,
8th century
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Creation Place: China
'Sancai' ("three-color") ware: pinkish white earthenware with lead-fluxed, cobalt-splashed, clear glaze on the exterior, and with lead fluxed yellow glaze on the interior
H. 18.1 x Diam. 21 cm (7 1/8 x 8 1/4 in.)
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
, 2006.170.264
Commentary
Label text from exhibition “Re-View,” an overview of objects drawn from the collections of Harvard Art Museums, 26 April 2008 – 1 July 2013; label text written by Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art:

Ovoid Jar with Blue-Splashed Glaze
China, Tang dynasty, first half 8th century
Earthenware with clear glaze splashed with cobalt
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, 2006.170.264
Provenance
Berwald Oriental Art, London, UK, Sold to Walter Sedgwick.
Walter C. Sedgwick, Woodside, CA, USA, Purchased from Berwald Oriental Art, London.
Bibliography
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Art Museums", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2008), Unpublished, pp. 1-41 passim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
Re-View: Arts of India & the Islamic Lands, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/26/2008 - 06/01/2013