University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameLei
Object Number:C351A
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
Height: 45.7 cm
Outside Diameter:37 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Lammot duPont, 1918

Description

Wine jar (Lei). 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. 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. 9 (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. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1918. Two Chinese Bronze Vessels. The Museum Journal. Volume IX (No.2): 99-120. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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