Wine Vase (Zun), Bronze inlaid with black pigment, China

商 青銅尊
Wine Vase (Zun)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
13th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze inlaid with black pigment
Dimensions:
H. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); Diam. of rim 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm); Diam. of base 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.25.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
A single character (clan sign) is cast on the interior of the vessel.
Marking: A single character (clan sign) is cast on the floor of the vessel
[ C. T. Loo & Co. , until 1943; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.