Prehistoric Pottery from Northwest China

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May 21 2016 - Aug 14 2016

Ancient pottery vessels are not only works of art but also representations of technical achievement, products of economic value, and windows into ancient history and society. This installation showcases approximately 60 excellent, yet rarely seen prehistoric Chinese ceramics from the collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

This installation complements a course taught by Rowan Flad, the John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology at Harvard University, and has been organized with Ling-yu Hung, the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and assistant professor of anthropology at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Decorative Arts
  • Asian
  • Prehistory
  • Ceramics / Porcelain / Pottery
  • Chinese

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