Ritual wine container (pou) with dragons and lozenges

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Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Shang dynasty, ca. 12th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 16.9 x 24.2 cm (6 5/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.334
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual wine container

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, dragon, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), wine
Provenance

To 1909
Count Tanaka, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Count Tanaka through Samurai Shokai, Yokohama in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 89, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Count Tanaka (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Mr. R.J. Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 1, p. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum