'he' Ritual Wine Vessel In The Form Of A Standing Duck
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1944.57.4
Title
'He' Ritual Wine Vessel in the Form of a Standing Duck
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
probably 5th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1600, Early Chinese Art, Arts of Ancient China from the Bronze Age to the Golden Age
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze with gray-green patina
Dimensions
H. 20.5 x W. 17 x L. 30.8 cm (8 1/16 x 6 11/16 x 12 1/8 in.)
Provenance
Private Collection (by 1944), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1944.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Anonymous gift
Accession Year
1944
Object Number
1944.57.4
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), 1977, A 679

Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Buddhist Art Dating from Shang Dynasty 1766 B.C. to Yuan Dynasty A.D. 1367, auct. cat., Yamanaka & Co. (New York, NY, October 1938), p. 51, no. 041

Exhibition History

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

32Q: 1600 Early China II, Harvard Art Museums, 11/01/2014

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted