Vessel (tui) and stand

Vessel of the type tui. Stand. Decorations cast in relief; 2 loose ring handles; supported on 3 legs of human form. Green patina and earthy incrustations.

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 16.2 x 29.5 cm (6 3/8 x 11 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1924.13a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: dui

Keywords
Carl Whiting Bishop collection, casting, China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Vessel of the type tui. Stand. Decorations cast in relief; 2 loose ring handles; supported on 3 legs of human form. Green patina and earthy incrustations.

Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa [Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia]. 3 vols., Osaka. vol. 3: pl. 236.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 114, p. 579.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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