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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.70
Title
Double-handled jar
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 寺窪文化 陶雙耳罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
c. 1300-500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Siwa culture, c. 1300-500 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/178614
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H. 24.7 x W. 27.1 x D. 26.5 cm (9 3/4 x 10 11/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Provenance
[Uragami Sokyu-do Co., Ltd., Tokyo, July 2000] 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
2006.170.70
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Jar with curved, “saddle-shaped” mouth, broad shoulders, sides tapering inward to a small, flat base, and two strap handles attached from rim to top of shoulders; gray earthenware with irregular markings from firing. Siwa culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu of Shaanxi province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Jar of similar form unearthed from a Siwa culture site in Disiping, Lianlu, Kangle county, Gansu province, now in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture Museum, Gansu. 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. 90, pp. 104 and 252.
Exhibition History

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

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