Banshan type jar

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Vase: wide-bellied with cylindrical neck and straight lip. Two flat vertical ears at lip and two flat loop handles at widest point of body. Body: soft fine-grained buff colored clay, potted thin. Decoration: neck 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 W: 25.8 x 29.1 cm (10 3/16 x 11 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.97
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: wide-bellied with cylindrical neck and straight lip. Two flat vertical ears at lip and two flat loop handles at widest point of body. Body: soft fine-grained buff colored clay, potted thin. Decoration: neck and upper part of body painted with symbolic patterns in black and chocolate brown.

Published References
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 8.
  • the editors of Time-Life Books. China. Library of Nations Amsterdam. p. 92.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum