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商 青銅方彜
Ritual Wine Container (Fangyi)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
12th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 10 in. (25.4 cm); W. 6 in. (15.2 cm); D. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.268.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
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]
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