Lid to wine jar (Chinese: lei) C351A. Bronze with considerable green patina. Covered jar of heavy rugged form and decoration. Divided vertically from knob of cover to bottom of base by 3 notched flanges dividing the jar into 3 equal vertical sections each of which is divided down the center by a similar flange which is, however, broken at the shoulder by a highly conventionalized animal head moulded in the round. Relief patterns on surface. No inscription.
Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Lammot duPont, 1918
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 53 Bottom right
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3)
[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27.
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1918. Two Chinese Bronze Vessels. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No.2): 99-120.
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