Vessel (bian hu)

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 1st century BCE
H x W x D: 27 x 27 x 11.6 cm (10 5/8 x 10 5/8 x 4 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: bianhu

casting, China, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Robert Poor. Bronze Ritual Vessels of Ancient China. Slide Lectures New York. .
  • Jan Fontein, Wu Tung. Unearthing China's Past. Exh. cat. Boston. cat. 55.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 155, pp. 234-235.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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