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Jar

Native Name:
Lei
Object Number:
C351A
Current Location:
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Xi'an
Period:
Shang Dynasty
Date Made:
Shang Dynasty
Early Date:
-1600
Late Date:
-1046
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:
Cast
Description:
Wine jar (Lei). Bronze with considerable green patina. Covered jar of heavy rugged forma nd decoration. Divided vertically from knob of cover to bottom of base by 3 notched phlanges dividing the jar into 3 equal vertical sections each of which is divided down the center by a similar phlange which is, however, broken at the shoulder by a highly conventionalized animal head moulded in the round. Relief patterns on surface. No inscription.
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo; subscription of Lammot duPont

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)
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Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
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Bibliography:

[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) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 45, Fig. 41
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[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. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 97
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[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1918. Two Chinese Bronze Vessels. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No.2): 99-120. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 33
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