Elongated Tripod Ewer With Short Spout And Long Strap Handle, The Handle Braced With Struts
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.119
Title
Elongated Tripod Ewer with Short Spout and Long Strap Handle, the Handle Braced with Struts
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Erlitou culture, 1900 - 1350 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period to Shang dynasty
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Variegated buff and light gray earthenware with incised decoration on the handle. Middle and Lower Yellow River Valley area; probably from northwestern Henan or southern Shanxi province
Dimensions
H. 53.5 x W. 17 x D. 14.6 cm (21 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 5 3/4 in.)
Provenance
[J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 2003] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2003-2006), 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
2006.170.119
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 2

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2006-7 (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 12, repr.

Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted