Ritual vessel (pou)

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1100 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24 x 29.6 x 30 cm (9 7/16 x 11 5/8 x 11 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.359
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: pou

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

1967
Sale, London Sotheby and Co., July 11, 1967, lot 61

To 1975
J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [1]

1975-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

Notes:

[1] See the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation documentation, copy in object file.

[2] The dealer number is YT 5616. See invoice from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., dated May 30, 1975, copy in object file.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Sotheby's (London)
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Robert W. Bagley. Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections: Volume 1 of Ancient Chinese Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. vol. 1, Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987. cat. 56, pp. 332-333.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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