Title:Black Pottery Tripod Jar
Artist:Artist UnknownDate:late 2nd-early 1st millennium B.C.Creation Place:Asia, ChinaCredit Line:Gift of Clifford and Suzanne RobertsAccession Number:2000.144.1
This Hsia-chia-tian culture in northeast China is known for its black ware vessels. The elongated tripod form with partly hollow udder-shaped legs is one of the most characteristic forms of this culture. Evenly potted, the upper part of the hand-built vessel may have been finished on a potter's wheel.