Square ritual wine container (fanghu) with narrative scenes

Historical period(s)
Middle Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 5th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 37 x 21.8 x 20.9 cm (14 9/16 x 8 9/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1956.15
On View Location
Freer Gallery 18: Art and Industry: China's Ancient Houma Foundry
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
casting, China, hunting, WWII-era provenance, Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Chugoku bijutsu (Chinese Art in Western Collections). 5 vols., Tokyo, 1972-1973. fig. 68.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 5, p. 33.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 98, p. 503.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum