Ritual wine vessel (zhi)

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 13th-11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 17 × 10.1 cm (6 11/16 × 4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Wolf Ladejinsky
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1979.47a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: zhi

Keywords
casting, China, inscription, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), wine, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1971
Mr. Wolf Ladejinsky, Washington, DC [1]

From 1971
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mr. Wolf Ladejinsky, Washington, DC [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 6 in the object record.

[2] Object was donated to the Freer Study Collection on June 1971, and then transferred to the Permanent Collection on August 1974. See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Wolf Ladejinsky

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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