Food vessel (ding)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
H x W x D: 22.9 x 20 x 20.5 cm (9 x 7 7/8 x 8 1/16 in)
China, Shaanxi province, Baoji
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: ding

casting, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance

To 1955
Tonying and Company, New York [1]

Sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Chinese Art: From the Collection of Tonying & Company, Inc., March 30-31, 1955, lot. no. 58, "Bronze Tripod Cauldron (Ting)" [2]

From 1955 to 1975
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, purchased at auction, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 30-31, 1955, lot. no. 58, "Bronze Tripod Cauldron (Ting)" [3]

From 1975 to 1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler

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


[1] Dr. Arthur M. Sackler purchased this object from an auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York from the Tonying and Company in New York.

[2] See object file.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Dawn Ho Delbanco. Art from Ritual: Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 39, pp. 102-103.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 122, p. 184.
  • Jessica Rawson. Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 2 Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts. cat. 8, pp. 244-249.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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