Lid of a You vessel

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1600-1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.8 x 12 x 15.3 cm (3 7/16 x 4 3/4 x 6 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-B-607
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: you, lid

Keywords
casting, China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

To mid-1970s
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York. [1]

From mid-1970s to 1998
Private collection, Princeton, New Jersey. [2]

From 1998
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of an anonymous donor, Princeton, New Jersey. [3]

Notes:

[1] According to an email from donor, the donor purchased item from an auction at Parke-Bernet in New York, in the mid-1970s. See email dated February 26, 1998, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. See also Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See Acquisition Consideration Form and the Deed of Gift, copies in object file, Collections Management Office. According to an email from donor, the donor purchased item from an auction at Parke-Bernet in New York, in the mid-1970s. See email dated February 26, 1998, copy in object file, Collections Management Office. See also Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Robert W. Bagley
Parke-Bernet Galleries

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