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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.91
Title
'Guang' Covered Ritual Wine Vessel with Animal, Bird, and 'Taotie' Decor
Other Titles
Original Language Title: 觥
Alternate Title: 'gong'
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/204311
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze; with inscriptions on vessel floor and interior of cover
Dimensions
H. 29.1 x L. 32.6 x W. 12.1 cm (11 7/16 x 12 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: inscription
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.91
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 653

Yumiko Suefusa, "In Shū seidō iki no bi—jikō no kikei to sōshoku" ["Yin and Chou Bronzes with Special Reference to Ssü-kuang Type Receptacles"], Kobijutsu, No. 55, pp. 29-61, March 1978, p. 41, no. 39

Exhibition History

China in Twelve Artworks, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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