Ritual wine cup (gu) with masks, dragons, and snakes

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Historical period(s)
Middle Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 12th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 32.6 x 19.1 cm (12 13/16 x 7 1/2 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1951.18
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

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

Jun Tsei Tai 1911 - 1992

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

Copyright with museum