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Basin with star and cloud patterns

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Provenance

Purchased at auction (Christie's November 29th, and 30th, 1984, lot #10) for the MFA by Nicholas Grindley Inc. New York, NY.

Credit Line

Charles Bain Hoyt Fund

Chinese; Majiayao culture, Neolithic period, early 3rd millennium B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Wu Tung, Earth Transformed: Chinese ceramics in the MFA, 2001, p. 2

Dimensions

9.5 x 27.2 cm (3 3/4 x 10 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.2

Medium or Technique

Buff earthenware painted in black; Majiayao type

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware