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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.68
Title
Cup with handle
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 辛店文化 彩陶單耳杯
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1600-600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Xindian culture, c. 1600-600 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148608
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with slip-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 8 x W. 11.5 x Diam. 9.8 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 7/8 in.)
Provenance
[The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 2002] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2002-2006), 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
2006.170.68
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Bowl-shaped cup with one strap handle attached from rim to midsection; coarse buff earthenware with geometric decoration painted in black slip. Xindian culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Ningxia province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Cup of the same form but with different painted designs unearthed from a Xindian site in Minhe county, Qinghai province, now in the Qinghai Provincial Museum. 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. 50, pp. 70 and 239.
Publication History

Transitory and Timeless: Ancient Chinese Pottery, auct. cat., The Chinese Porcelain Company (New York, 2002), no. 49, pp. 40-41

Exhibition History

Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/21/2016 - 08/14/2016

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