University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameLei
Object Number:C351B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Xi'an
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Shang Dynasty
Early Date: -1600
Late Date: Shang Dynasty
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:Cast
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Lammot duPont, 1918

Description

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 molded in the round. Relief patterns on surface. No inscription.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001 - 05 Feb 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 53 Bottom rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. pg. xxxii, 29, [1] p. 2 l. illus., plates. 22 cm. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1918. "Two Chinese Bronze Vessels". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. IX. no. No.2. pg. 99-120 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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