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Wine Ewer (He) in the Form of a Standing Duck

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Wine Ewer (He) in the Form of a Standing Duck, probably 5th century BCE
Alternate Title: ho
Vessel
Chinese
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5th century BCE
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Creation Place: China
Cast bronze with gray-green patina
H. 20.5 x W. 17 x L. 30.8 cm (8 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 12 1/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Anonymous gift
, 1944.57.4
Provenance
Ex-Collection: Francis Lee Higginson (1877-1969), Boston, Massachusetts
Bibliography
Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Buddhist Art Dating from Shang Dynasty 1766 B.C. to Yuan Dynasty A.D. 1367, auct. cat., Yamanaka & and Co. (New York, NY, October 1938), p. 51, no. 041

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), 1977

Exhibition History
Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008