Ritual wine container (zun) with masks (taotie), dragons, and birds

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1150 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 36.8 × 36.2 cm (14 1/2 × 14 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
  • Provenance

    From at least 1949 to 1951
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least May 11, 1949 [1]
    From 1951
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on November 28, 1951 [2]
    [1] See C. T. Loo's Approval Memorandum, with an annotation that the listed objects were left by Loo at the Freer Gallery on May 11, 1949, copy in object file.
    [2] According to information on Archival Vault Card, Registrar Office, copy in object file.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 24b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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