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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.5
Title
Rounded bowl
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 仰韶文化半坡類型 彩陶缽
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Banpo phase, c. 5000-4000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Shaanxi province
Period
Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, c. 5000-3000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/192063
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware with slip-painted decoration
Dimensions
H. 8.4 x Diam. 21.8 cm (3 5/16 x 8 9/16 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
2006.170.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Shallow hemispherical bowl with rounded sides curving inward to a slightly flattened convex base; red earthenware lightly burnished on interior and exterior; decorated on the exterior around the lip with a wide band painted in brown slip before firing; some whitish encrustations from burial. Early Yangshao culture, Banpo type. From the middle Yellow River valley region, Shaanxi province.
Commentary
Compare to:
Bowl of similar shape, decoration, and size excavated from a Banpo site in Beishouling, Baoji, Shaanxi province. See Zhongguo shehui kexue yuan, Kaogu yanjiusuo [Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences], Baoji Beishouling (Beijing: Wenwu chubanshe, 1983), 94, fig. 79.14, and pl. 31.4.
Exhibition History

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

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