Ritual vessel

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. late 11th century-early 10th century BCE
H x W x D (overall): 29.1 x 20.3 x 14 cm (11 7/16 x 8 x 5 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: yu

casting, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. vol. 7: p. 2947.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. Multi-volume, Taipei. cat. 5949.
  • Duanfang. Tao-chai chi chin lu [Bronzes in the Collection of Tuan Fang]. 8 vols. Shanghai. vol. 2: p. 34.
  • Meng-chia Ch'en. Style of Chinese Bronzes. vol. 1 Honolulu, 1945-1946. pl. 4, fig. 23.
  • Bernhard Karlgren. Yin and Chou in Chinese Bronzes. no. 8, 1955 article reprint. Stockholm. pp. 9-156, pl. 20.
  • The Eternal Army: The Terracotta Soldiers of the First Emperor. Vercelli and New York. p. 28.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 53, p. 299.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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