Ritual food vessel (ding)

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Historical period(s)
Late Anyang period, Shang dynasty, ca. 11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W (at rim): 17 x 18.4 cm (6 11/16 x 7 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1947.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
animal, Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, inscription, mask, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Allen J. Mercher

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. 31, p. 177.
  • The Horizon Book of the Arts of China. New York. p. 45.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 0112.
  • Sueji Umehara. In-kyo (Yin hsu: Ancient Capital of the Shang Dynasty at An-yang). Tokyo. pl. 68.
  • Daniel Shapiro. Ancient Chinese Bronzes: A Personal Appreciation. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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