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At A Glance

  • Period

    2000 BCE
  • Geography

    Gansu province, China
  • Material

    Earthenware with iron pigments
  • Dimension

    H x W: 29.7 x 26 cm (11 11/16 x 10 1/4 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Neolithic, Kansu type
    Vase: wide bellied with cylindrical neck and straight lip. Two flat loop handles join neck and body.
    Body: soft fine-grained reddish brown clay, potted thin.
    Glaze: none.
    Decoration: upper part of body painted with symbolic patterns in black and purplish brown.
  • Provenance

    To 1930
    George Findlay Andrew (1887-1971), Gansu, China to 1930 [1]
    From 1930
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from George Findlay Andrew, Gansu, China, through Carl W. Bishop in 1930 [2]
    [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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Metalwork, Pottery, and Painting (March 23, 1944 to May 2, 1946)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    George Findlay Andrew (1887-1971)
  • Origin

    Gansu province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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