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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.51
Title
Small Rattle in the Form of an Animal with Globular Body, Long Neck, and Pointed Muzzle
Classification
Recreational Artifacts
Work Type
toy
Date
Qijia culture, 2200-1500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Buff earthenware with modeled and appliqué decoration. Upper Yellow River Valley area; Gansu, Qinghai, or Shaanxi province or Inner Mongolia.
Dimensions
H. 7.9 x Diam. 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
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
2006.170.51
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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