Ritual vessel (an)


Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 6th century BCE (vessel);19th-20th century (cover and finial)
Bronze, wood, and carnelian (?)
H x W: 10.1 x 15.9 cm (4 x 6 1/4 in)
China, Xingzheng
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel

carving, casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)

To 1911
Sato, Nagasaki, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Sato in 1911 [2]

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


[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 200, 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
Sato (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. 106, p. 543.
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. p. 2779.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum