19 - 20 September 2013
A BRONZE RITUAL WINE VESSEL, ZHI
EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 11TH-10TH CENTURY BC
The vessel has an elongated, pear-shaped body of oblong section encircled by a scroll band on the shoulder, and is raised on a spreading pedestal foot encircled by a band of diagonal scroll interrupted by four 'eyes'. The bronze has a dark grey patina and some light malachite encrustation.
6 in. (15.3 cm.) high
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, May 1963.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Else Sackler Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
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J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1990, no. 101.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Aspects of Ch'ang Sha Culture, 21 August - 24 September 1967.
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