Wine Container

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Western Zhou dynasty ( 1046771 BC ), late 11th/early 10th century BC

Artist:

China

Shaanxi province

About this artwork

Exuberant, crested birds that encircle the central and lower zones of this vessel, together with jagged vertical flanges, display the new flamboyance of Western Zhou design. Around the neck, rising blades exhibit spreading cicada-like forms and the suggestion of monster masks. The surface of this vessel is of silvery color with patches of azurite blue and malachite green encrustations. The base is inscribed "Jian made (this) precious sacrificial vessel."

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 131

Title

Wine Container

Origin

China

Date

1050 BC–900 BC

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H. 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); diam. 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1936.138

Extended information about this artwork

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