Hu, with squat belly, tall cylindrical neck, and slightly flaring foot rest

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE to 220 BCE
H x W: 29.8 x 18.2 cm (11 3/4 x 7 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: hu

casting, China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), peacock, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Jessica Rawson. A Group of Han Dynasty Bronzes with Chased Decoration and Some Related Ceramics., Winter 1973. fig. 2.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 118, p. 597.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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