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: Ritual wine cup (zhi) with cover

Ritual wine cup (zhi) with cover

Type
Ritual vessel
Historical period(s)
Middle or late Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 12th-11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimension(s)
19.0 x 8.9 cm
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1938.6a-b

From at least 1937 to 1938
C. T. Loo & Co., New York from at least November 1937 [1]

From 1938
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo on February 4, 1938 [2]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. L 36/34: "Bronze vase with cover, light green patina, Cho[u], 6th century," with an annotation that Loo was in possession of the vessel in November 1937, Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated January 17, 1938, with an annotation that it was passed for payment on February 4, 1938, copy in object file. According to C. T. Loo's stockcard cited above, the vessel was sold on February 9, 1938.

On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Keyword(s)
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), wine
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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