Ritual cauldron (li) with masks (taotie) and dragons

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1250-1200 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 28.9 × 21.5 × 20.5 cm (11 3/8 × 8 7/16 × 8 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Kochukyo Co. Ltd. 壺中居 (established 1924)
    Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (founded 1965)
  • Provenance

    To 1977
    Kochukyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan [1]
    The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from Kochukyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
    [1] See correspondences from Kochukyo Co., Ltd., copies in object file.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
  • Type

  • On View

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