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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.38
Title
Small jar with strap handle
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 馬家窯文化半山類型 陶單耳小罐
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Banshan phase, c. 2650-2300 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Period
Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, c. 3300-2000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/182595
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with applique decoration
Dimensions
H. 13 x Diam. 11.9 cm (5 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, December 1999] sold; to Walter C. Sedgwick Foundation, Woodside, CA (1999-2006), 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
2006.170.38
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small jar with bulbous body, lower portion tapering inward to a flat base, and with single strap handle; buff earthenware with applique handle and applique decoration forming diagonal lines of dashes across the body. Majiayao culture, Banshan type. From the upper Yellow River valley region; southern Ningxia province.
Commentary
Compare to:
(1) Small red earthenware jar of closely related form excavated from a Banshan cemetery in Dibaping, Guanghe county, Gansu province. See Kaogu Xuebao 2 (1978): 193-210, pl. 9.5.
(2) Small earthenware jars of similar form excavated from a Banshan tomb in Huazhaizi, near Lanzhou, Gansu province. See Kaogu Xuebao 2 (1980): 221-38, pl. 7.3 and pl. 8.1.
Exhibition History

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

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