The form of this vessel recalls the architecture of Shang palace halls: rectangular structures with peaked roofs set on low earthen platforms.
Frederick M. Mayer 1898–1974 , New York (until 1974; to Christie, Manson & Woods); Mayer sale, Christie's, Manson & Woods Ltd. , June 24–25, 1974, lot 228; to Eskenazi ; [ Eskenazi Ltd. , London, 1974; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.