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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.35
Title
Pouring Vessel in the Form of a Bird in Flight and with Geometric Decoration
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Majiayao culture, Banshan phase, 2650-2350 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Buff earthenware with appliqué elements and with decoration painted in black slip, the surface burnished before firing. Upper Yellow River Valley area; Gansu, Qinghai, or Ningxia province.
Dimensions
H. 26.2 x Diam. 37.9 x W. 34.5 cm (10 5/16 x 14 15/16 x 13 9/16 in.) (across handles)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 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
2006.170.35
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

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

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