Food vessel (ding)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22.9 x 20 x 20.5 cm (9 x 7 7/8 x 8 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Baoji
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.37
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: ding

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

To 1955
Tonying and Company, New York [1]

1955
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

Notes:

[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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