Covered Vessel, Bronze, China

Covered Vessel

Period:
Zhou dynasty (1046–256 B.C.)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); Diam. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Diam. of foot 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Marriott, Mrs. John Barry Ryan, Gilbert W. Kahn, Roger Wolfe Kahn (children of Addie W. Kahn), 1949
Accession Number:
49.136.4a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inscription (five characters inside base and cover) states that vessel was made for the prince of Yen which was a feudal state in the region of Peking, decisive proof of Early Zhou dynasty date. [AL]
Mrs. John Marriot, Mrs. John Barry Ryan, Gilbert W. Kahn, and Roger Wolfe Kahn , New York (until 1949; donated to MMA)
Stony Brook. Suffolk Museum and Carriage House. "Chinese Art Through the Ages," April 22, 1972–June 30, 1972.