A RARE GREY POTTERY ZUN
A RARE GREY POTTERY ZUN

SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 14TH-11TH CENTURY BC

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A RARE GREY POTTERY ZUN
SHANG DYNASTY, CIRCA 14TH-11TH CENTURY BC
Made in imitation of a bronze zun, the middle section and the neck encircled by bands of vertically arranged stamped S-scroll pattern, the wider band on the body applied with three notched flanges alternating with three bosses, raised on a pedestal foot with out-turned rim, with earth and cinnabar encrustation
10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) high
來源
Acquired in Hong Kong, 1998.
展覽
Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006.

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The shape and decoration of this grey pottery vessel were inspired by those of unusual bronze zun of Shang date, such as one excavated in 1980 at Luoshan, Mangzhang, Henan province, illustrated in Zhongguo Qingtongqi Quanji - 4 - Shang(4), Beijing, 1998, p. 125, no. 128. For another dark grey pottery zun, quite similar to the present vessel, in the Tokyo National Museum, see Exhibition of Eastern Art celebrating the opening of the Gallery of Eastern Antiquities, 1968, p. 77, no. 342, where it is dated Yin dynasty, 1350-1050 BC. Another dark grey pottery zun of this type, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, Tokyo, 1977, vol. 12, pl. 1, where it is dated 14th-11th century BC.