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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.170.50
Title
Zoomorphic figurine
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 齊家文化 陶犬形器
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
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/192948
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H. 17.7 x L. 20.4 x W. 10 cm (6 15/16 x 8 1/16 x 3 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
2006.170.50
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Hollow sculpture in the form of a four-legged animal with a pointed muzzle and a bird-like tail; buff earthenware with traces of pigment. Qijia culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Shaanxi province or Inner Mongolia. Hollow sculpture in the form of a four-legged animal with a pointed muzzle and a bird-like tail; buff earthenware with traces of pigment. Qijia culture. From the upper Yellow River valley region; Gansu, Qinghai, or Shaanxi province or Inner Mongolia.
Commentary
Compare to:
Bird-shaped figurine excavated in 1976 from a Qijia site in Guanghe county, Gansu province, now at the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture Museum, Gansu. See Zhongguo taoci quanji (The Complete Works of Chinese Ceramics), vol. 1: Xinshiqi shidai (Neolithic period) (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 2000), no. 150, pp. 171 and 296.
Exhibition History

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

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