Ritual wine cup (gu) with masks

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Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Shang dynasty, ca. 12th-11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28.5 x 15.8 x 15.8 cm (11 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, Probably found at Anyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1940.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual wine cup

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, inscription, mask, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), wine, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Probably found at Anyang, Henan Province, China [1]

To 1940
T. Mori, Japan to 1940

From 1940
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from T. Mori, Japan, through George Abo, Boston in 1940 [2]

Notes:

[1] According to Keith Wilson's curatorial remark, dated March 2009, in database record.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. For additional information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

George Abo
T. Mori

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

Copyright with museum