Covered Ritual Wine Vessel (You) In The Form Of Two Addorsed Owls
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.102
Title
Covered Ritual Wine Vessel (You) in the Form of Two Addorsed Owls
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
14th cent. BCE - 11th cent. BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze
Dimensions
H. 17.2 x W. 15.0 x D. 13.9 cm (6 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Weight: 1628.68 g
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, April 22, 1941] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1941-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.102
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 577

Robert W. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, Mass., 1987), p. 115, fig. 153

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. 43, no. 001

Exhibition History

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

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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