Spouted Wine Vessel (He), Yin Lingde (Chinese), Bronze with green patina, China

商至西周 青銅盉
Spouted Wine Vessel (He)

Artist:
Yin Lingde (Chinese)
Period:
Shang (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)–Western Zhou (1046–771 B.C.) dynasty
Date:
12th–11th century BC
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze with green patina
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); L. (with spout and handle) 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1946
Accession Number:
46.55.1a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Signature: Signed and inscribed:
(inside cover) Chinese characters, translated by S.S.H.:
Ji Ying Lingde zuo bao he [the young Yin Lingde made the precious he].
Mary Stillman Harkness , New York (until 1946; donated to MMA)