Asian Art

Boar

2nd–3rd century

Earthenware with dark green lead-fluxed glaze

4 x 4 1/2 in. (10.2 x 11.4 cm)
Gift of John Hadley Cox, B.A. 1935
1940.326
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Han dynasty (25–220 C.E.)–W. Jin Dynasty(25–316 C.E.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

A boar model has been found in documented Eastern Han material at Ch+ang-sha; see KKHP, 1957, no. 4, pl. 11 following p. 67. The stylistic differences in the Yale piece, however, suggest that a slightly later date may also be considered.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 75, no. 128, ill.

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