Food vessel (li)

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 13th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 28.9 × 21.5 × 20.5 cm (11 3/8 × 8 7/16 × 8 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.64
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: li ding

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

To 1977
Kochukyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan [1]

1977-1987
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from Kochukyo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See correspondences from Kochukyo Co., Ltd., copies in object file.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Kochukyo Co. Ltd. established 1924
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Mizuno Seiichi, The Nikon Keizai. Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China. Tokyo. 25, plate 90.
  • Dawn Ho Delbanco. Art from Ritual: Ancient Chinese Bronze Vessels from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Exh. cat. Washington. cat. 27, pp. 78-79.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 119, p. 179.
  • 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. 89, pp. 476-479.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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