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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.40
Title
Zhadou-Shaped Flowerpot with Globular Body and Flaring Mouth
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
probably 15th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China, Henan province
Period
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Numbered Jun ware: light gray stoneware with variegated purple and blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 5 (wu) inscribed inside the footring before firing and incised on the base after firing
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
max.: H. 19.5 × mouth Diam. 20.7 cm (7 11/16 × 8 1/8 in.)
body: Diam. 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)
base: Diam. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.)
weight: 2094.8 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: inscribed inside the footring before firing and incised on the base after firing: 五 wu (five)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.185.40
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Masterpieces of Far Eastern Ceramics, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

Adorning the Inner Court: Jun Ware for the Chinese Palace, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/20/2017 - 08/13/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Jun Ware

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