Ritual food vessel (qui)

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 14.1 x 24.2 cm (5 9/16 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1924.14a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
animal, casting, China, food, inscription, mask, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance

To 1924
Lee Sung-shan, Peking. [1]

From 1924
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Lee Sung-shan, Peking. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Lee Sung-shan

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. 65, p. 365.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 2279.
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. p. 1126.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum