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Object Number:
49-14-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
Anyang
Period:
Shang Dynasty
Date Made:
Shang Dynasty
Early Date:
1700
Late Date:
1100
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Clay
Iconography:
Taotie
Cicada
Description:
Ring base, globular body, very short neck, outturned rim with two deep encircling grooves on upper surface; two slight lugs at maximum diameter. Black ware. Carved decoration to imitate bronze; two Taotie masks and two cicadas alternating with four whorls; faint X's and triangular piercings on intervening spaces. On most of lower body, a wide band of diamond pattern.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Julia Morgan, through brother Hugh Morgan

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