Ritual grain server () with masks and dragons

citation

Historical period(s)
Early Western Zhou dynasty, ca. late 11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 41.8 x 56.8 x 48 cm (16 7/16 x 22 3/8 x 18 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1937.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
bird, casting, China, dragon, mask, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1937
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1937
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

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

Copyright with museum