Ritual wine container (zun) with masks, dragons, and birds

citation

Historical period(s)
Middle Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 12th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 36.6 x 37.4 cm (14 7/16 x 14 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Probably Anyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1951.19
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
casting, China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), wine, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1949 to 1951
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least May 11, 1949 [1]

From 1951
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on November 28, 1951 [2]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's Approval Memorandum, with an annotation that the listed objects were left by Loo at the Freer Gallery on May 11, 1949, copy in object file.

[2] According to information on Archival Vault Card, Registrar Office, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

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

Copyright with museum