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Covered Ritual Wine Vessel (You) in the Form of Two Addorsed Owls

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Covered Ritual Wine Vessel (You) in the Form of Two Addorsed Owls, 14th cent. BC - 11th cent. BC
Vessel
Chinese
,
14th-11th century BC
Shang dynasty, c. 16th-11th century BC
Creation Place: China
Cast bronze
H. 17.2 x W. 15.0 x D. 13.9 cm (6 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.52.102
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, 1941/4/22] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1941-1943), bequest; to Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1943.
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. 43, no. 001

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), Kyuko Shoin (Tokyo, Japan, 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 History
Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008