Ritual wine vessel (zun)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 11th century BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 17.6 x 19.3 x 19.3 cm (6 15/16 x 7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Charles G. Seligman (1873-1940)
    Captain Dugald Malcolm (English, 1917-2000)
    Eskenazi Ltd. (Founded 1923)
    Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (founded 1965)
  • Provenance

    Charles G. Seligman (1873-1940)
    Captain Dugald Malcom
    Sale, London, Sotheby Parke Bernet, Works of art; early ceramics; Ming and Ch'ing porcelain, March 29, 1977, lot 9 [1]
    Eskenazi Ltd., London [2]
    The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London [3]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
    [1] See the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation documentation, copy in object file.
    [2] Documentation from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation lists that this was previously in the collection of Eskenazi Ltd., London. The dealer number is 7741. The file contains a receipt from Eskenazi Ltd.
    [3] See receipt from Eskenazi Ltd., from April 13, 1977.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
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