Wine Container (Fuji zun)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    11th century BCE
  • Geography

    Hebei province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 26.3 x 21.1 x 21.1 cm (10 3/8 x 8 5/16 x 8 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    By 1948 to 1967
    Private Collector, New York, NY acquired in China before 1948 [1]
    Sale, New York, Parke-Bernet galleries, Oriental Art, December 14-15, 1967, lot 176: "Archaic Bronze Beaker (Tsun)" [2]
    To 1987
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY [3]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift from Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [4]
    [1] See Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Oriental Art, sale cat. (New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 14 -- 15, 1967), p. 24, lot 177. The catalogue states this object is "the property of a New York Private Collector" and that his objects were "collected in China before 1948."
    [2] See note 2
    [3] The date Arthur M. Sackler purchased this object remains unknown. The means in which he acquired the object also remains unknown. This object was part of his initial 1987 gift to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, see note 5.
    [4] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China (September 28, 1987 to January 1, 1989)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

    Hebei province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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