Basin

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Western Zhou dynasty ( 1046–771 BC ), 9th/7th century B.C.

Artist:

China

About this artwork

Squatting male and female figures support this basin; dragon-shaped handles bite at its rim. Such sculptural features enliven the silhouettes of late Western Zhou vessels, although their surface decor often reflects less vitality. The simple, ribbonlike bands encircling the basin have been dramatically abstracted from components of earlier monster masks.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 131

Title

Basin

Origin

China

Date

800 BC–600 BC

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H. 13.7 cm (5 1/2 in.); diam. 41.8 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1929.647

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