Chariot shaft finial with taotie

Historical period(s)
middle or late Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1200-1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 10.4 x 3.4 x 6.5 cm (4 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 2 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2012.9.619
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Chariot fitting: finial

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, Paul Singer collection, shaft finial, taotie
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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