Ritual wine cup (zhi) with birds

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 12.1 x 11 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: zhi

Keywords
bird, casting, China, inscription, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), wine
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa [Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia]. 3 vols., Osaka. vol. 1: pl. 51.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 72, p. 399.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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