Banshan type jar

citation

Vase: spheroid shape with short neck and flaring lip. Two flat vertical ears at lip and two flat loop handles just below widest point of body. Body: soft, fine-grained, buff-colored clay. Potted thin. Decoration: neck, inside of lip and upper part of body painted with symbolic patterns in black and chocolate brown.

Historical period(s)
Neolithic period, 5000-2000 BCE
Medium
Earthenware with iron pigments
Style
Gansu ware
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 36.1 x 42.3 cm (14 3/16 x 16 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.96
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

Keywords
China, earthenware, Gansu ware, Neolithic period (ca. 7000 - ca. 1700 BCE)
Provenance

To 1930
George Findlay Andrew, Kansu, China to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from George Findlay Andrew, Kansu, China, through Carl W. Bishop in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also account book for Freer Gallery of Art Expedition Fund, February 10, 1930 to June 30, 1932, second page of Gold Account.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

George Findlay Andrew

Description

Vase: spheroid shape with short neck and flaring lip. Two flat vertical ears at lip and two flat loop handles just below widest point of body. Body: soft, fine-grained, buff-colored clay. Potted thin. Decoration: neck, inside of lip and upper part of body painted with symbolic patterns in black and chocolate brown.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum