Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Xi'an

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Lei
Object Number C351A
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Xi'an
Period Shang Dynasty
Date Made Shang Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Cast

A covered bronze wine jar (lei) of heavy rugged form and decoration with considerable green patina. It is divided vertically from the knob of its cover to the bottom of the base by three notched flanges dividing the jar into three equal vertical sections. Each of these sections are divided down the center by a similar flange which terminates at the shoulder via a highly conventionalized animal head molded in the round. There are relief patterns on the surface. There is no inscription.

Height 45.7 cm
Outside Diameter 37 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of Lammot du Pont, 1918

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