Lidded ritual wine container (you) with birds

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Historical period(s)
Early Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-1000 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 51.2 x 34.8 x 27.3 cm (20 3/16 x 13 11/16 x 10 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Baoji
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.26a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
bird, buffalo, casting, China, cicada, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), wine
Provenance

To 1930
C. T. Loo & Company, New York to 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company, New York in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum