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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.13
Title
Lobed Flowerpot with Foliate Rim
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 blue glaze; with Chinese numeral 7 (qi) inscribed on base before firing; "Hall of Mental Cultivation" (Yangxin dian) inscription incised on base at a later date
Technique
Jun
Dimensions
max.: H. 16.5 × W. 23.6 × D. 22.9 cm (6 1/2 × 9 5/16 × 9 in.)
base: W. 12.1 × D. 11.7 cm (4 3/4 × 4 5/8 in.)
weight: 1884.2 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: incised on base before firing: 七 qi (seven)
  • inscription: incised into glazed base at a later date: 養心殿 自強不息用 Yangxin dian Ziqiang buxi yong (Hall of Mental Cultivation, used in the Room of Unceasing Self-Improvement)
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
1942.185.13
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

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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