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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1927.35
Title
Large, Ovoid Jar with Cylindrical Neck, Flaring Lip, Two Loop Handles, and Geometric Decoration of So-called "Yoke" or "Ram's Horn" Pattern
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
Majiayao culture, Xindian phase, 1500 BCE - 1000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Chinese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Coarse buff earthenware with decoration painted in black slip over a slip-dressed ground. Upper Yellow River Valley area; from Gansu, Qinghai, or Ningxia province.
Dimensions
H. 44.1 x Diam. 37.8 cm (17 3/8 x 14 7/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Second Fogg Expedition to China Fund
Accession Year
1927
Object Number
1927.35
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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