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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.51
Title
Small animal-form rattle
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 齊家文化 陶犬形器
Classification
Recreational Artifacts
Work Type
toy
Date
c. 2300-1500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qijia culture, c. 2300-1500 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/192062
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H. 7.9 x Diam. 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Provenance
[J.J. Lally & Co., New York, January 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
2006.170.51
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Small rattle with finial in the form of an animal head with pointed ears and muzzle, a long stem representing the animal’s neck, and a globular hollow body with flat base containing rattle elements; with two small circular perforations (one near the base of the neck, the other in the center of the flat base) to prevent the object from exploding when fired; buff earthenware with applique elements. Qijia culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Shaanxi province or Inner Mongolia.
Exhibition History

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

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