Cauldron (ding) with birds

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th-early 10th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 15.6 x 15.1 cm (6 1/8 x 5 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1946.4a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
bird, casting, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

R. W. MacDonald

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. 33, p. 185.
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 2.
  • Chen Mengjia. Yin Zhou qing tong qi fen lei tu lu (Yin-Chou ch'ing t'ung ch'i fen lei t'u lu). 2 vols., Dongjing. A 85.
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. p. 180.
  • Bernhard Karlgren. Marginalia on Some Bronze Albums II. no. 32 Stockholm. pl. 30a.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 0515.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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