Lidded ritual food cauldron (ding) with dragons

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 600-500 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 31.8 x 35.8 cm (12 1/2 x 14 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1970.38a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: ding

Keywords
casting, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1969 to 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY [1]

From 1970
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer [2]

Notes:

[1] The object is included in Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament dated December 23, 1969, copy in object file.

[2] See Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament cited in note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition. Exh. cat. Washington, 1971. cat. 10, pp. 20-21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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