From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Zun
Object Number C352
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Early 20th Century
Date Made Early 20th Century
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Cast
Iconography Phoenix | Dragons | Tiger
Inscription Language Chinese Language

Libation cup or beaker, zun. Bronze vessel with dark olive green patina and faint traces of green patina. Beaker shape with flaring lip and plain broad base. Decoration on exterior includes conventionalized phoenix birds, kui dragons and cloud and thunder scrolls; and in high relief two tiger head masks. Interior is plain except for inscription of four archaic characters on the bottom, cast with the vessel, "wrought as a precious libation cup." 9 holes drilled on bottom. Most likely a 20th century copy of a Western Zhou Dynasty zun.

Height 24.13 cm
Outside Diameter 20.95 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Lammot du Pont, 1918
Other Number S.L. 2914.8 (MET) - Old Loan Number

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