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Vase
M.C. 8322
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The buff body of the ceramic is painted with black and red. The shape and curving quadrilateral ornamentation are similar to many ceramics discovered in the Necropolis of Banshan that were excavated by Swedish archaeologist, Jogan G. Anderson in 1923-1924 and dated from 2800 - 2500 B.C.

History of the Object
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Type
Ceramics 
Materials
Painted earthenware 
Measurements
Width 40,3 cm Height 37,9 cm Length 43,9 cm  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Banshan (?), Gansu Province 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 29th century ~ BCE 26th century 
Creation date
BCE 29th Century - 26th Century; c. 2800 - c. 2500 B.C. 
Function
This kind of ceramic was put into the grave with the dead. 
Acquisition
The Musée Cernuschi bought the ceramic in 1936. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Musée Cernuschi, Musée des Arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris 
Museum
Musée Cernuschi 
Credit line
 

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