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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.45
Title
Wide-mouthed jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 四壩文化 彩陶罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 2000-1600 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Gansu province
Period
Siba culture, c. 2000-1600 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/149552
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with bichrome slip-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 20.3 x W. (across handles) 22 x Diam. 22.5 cm (8 x 8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)
Provenance
[Kaikodo, New York, 2001] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (2001-2006), 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
2006.170.45
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Globular jar with indented neck, broad body, lower portion tapering inward to a small, flat base, and with two strap handles attached from rim to shoulders; buff earthenware with crosshatched decoration painted in black slip on neck and body. Siba culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region, probably Gansu province.
Exhibition History

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

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