Pilgrim flask

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Historical period(s)
Sui or Tang dynasty, late 6th-early 7th century
Medium
Stoneware with transparent glaze over white slip
Dimensions
H x W x D: 38.4 x 31.1 x 17 cm (15 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 6 11/16 in)
Geography
Northern China
Credit Line
Purchase
Accession Number
S1995.92
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Flask

Keywords
China, stoneware, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Bilfinger, Zurich and Massachusetts [1]

1995
Sale, Sotheby's, New York, 1995

From 1995
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased at auction, Sotheby's, New York, in 1995

Notes:

[1] The object was in the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Bilfinger (Zurich, Switzerland and Massachusetts), and was on loan to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, during the early 1960s (according to Provenance Remark 1, Jenny So, March 17, 1995, in the object record).

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (New York)
Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Bilfinger

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

Copyright with museum