University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 49-14-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: Anyang
Period: Shang Dynasty
Date Made: Shang Dynasty
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1100
Section:Asian
Materials:Clay
Iconography:Taotie
Cicada
Credit Line:Bequest of Julia Morgan through brother Hugh Morgan, 1949

Description

Ring base, globular body, very short neck, outturned rim with two deep encircling grooves on upper surface; two slight lugs at maximum diameter. Black ware. Carved decoration to imitate bronze; two Taotie masks and two cicadas alternating with four whorls; faint X's and triangular piercings on intervening spaces. On most of lower body, a wide band of diamond pattern.


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