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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.114
Title
'You' Covered Ritual Wine Vessel with Decorative Band of Dragons
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Qing you
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
early Western Zhou period, mid 11th-early 10th Century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203991
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black-surfaced cast bronze; with integrally cast dedicatory inscriptions by Qing inscribed on the vessel floor and interior of lid
Dimensions
H. (with handle) 30.3 x W. 23.2 x D. 16.1 cm (11 15/16 x 9 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: matching dedicatory inscriptions integrally cast on both the vessel floor and lid interior: Qing zuo [?] kao bao zun yi (Qing had this treasured sacrificial vessel made for his late father)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.114
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), Kyuko Shoin (Tokyo, Japan, 1977), A 567

Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections (Volume IIB), Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and Arthur M. Sackler Museum (Washington, D.C. and Cambridge, Mass., 1990), p. 578, fig. 87.7

Exhibition History

S427: Ancient Chinese Bronzes and Jades, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 10/20/1985 - 04/30/2008

32Q: 1600 Early China II, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/17/2018 - 02/04/2019

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