Lidded ritual wine container (you) with birds

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Historical period(s)
Early Western Zhou dynasty, ca. early 10th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22.9 x 22.8 x 15.3 cm (9 x 9 x 6 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1947.12a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

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

Tonying and Company

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. 58, p. 325.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 14.
  • Dr. Sherman Lee. A History of Far Eastern Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964. p. 42, fig. 31.
  • Caroline Blunden Mark Elvin. Cultural Atlas of China. New York. p. 61.
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. p. 2851.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 5761.
  • Mary Tregear. Chinese Art. London. pl. 26.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum