Possible lid of a vessel

citation

This small bronze shows a lip on the hollow underside suggesting that it might have served as a lid. The top shows a human face with thick curved brows, flat nowe, bottle-shaped horns, and large ears.

Historical period(s)
Modern period, 20th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.3 x 7.8 x 3.3 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Robert H. Ellsworth FSC-B-499
Collection
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection
Accession Number
FSC-B-499
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Lid

Keywords
casting, China, Robert Hatfield Ellsworth collection
Provenance

To 1997
Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, New York, NY. [1]

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, New York, NY. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Acquisition Consideration Form and the Deed of Gift, copies in object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth 1929-2014

Description

This small bronze shows a lip on the hollow underside suggesting that it might have served as a lid. The top shows a human face with thick curved brows, flat nowe, bottle-shaped horns, and large ears.

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

Copyright with museum