Vase (Hu), Burnished earthenware, China

商 磨光黑陶壺
Vase (Hu)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
12th–11th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Burnished earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm); Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.61.7a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Probably Anyang, Henan Province

[ Fritz Löw-Beer , New York, until 1950; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.