Lidded ritual food cauldron (ding) with dragon interlace

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Historical period(s)
Middle Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. late 6th-early 5th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 38.5 x 49.3 x 44.6 cm (15 3/16 x 19 7/16 x 17 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1947.20a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 18: Art and Industry: China's Ancient Houma Foundry
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Mathias Komor 1909 - 1984

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. 96, p. 491.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum