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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. BCE - 11th cent. BCE
Vessel
Chinese
,
14th-11th century BCE
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
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.)
Weight: 1628.68 g
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.52.102
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, 4/22/1941] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1941-1943), bequest; to Harvard Art Museums, 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), 1977

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