From: Anyang

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 49-14-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience Anyang
Period Shang Dynasty
Date Made Shang Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Clay
Iconography Taotie | Cicada

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.

Credit Line Bequest of Julia Morgan through brother Hugh Morgan, 1949

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