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商 青銅角
Covered Wine Vessel (Jiao)

Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), Anyang period
13th–11th century BC
H. incl. knob 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. at handle 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); L. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1946
Accession Number:
46.55.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Signature: Signed: (on bowl beneath handle) Chinese characters (trans.: Zhucong, by S.S.H.)

Inscribed: (inside cover) Chinese characters (not decipherable)
Mary Stillman Harkness , New York (until 1946; donated to MMA)
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