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Acquired in 1913 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Yetts, W. Perceval.The George Eumorfopoulos collection; catalogue of the Chinese & Corean bronzes, sculpture, jades, jewellery and miscellaneous objects. London: E. Benn, 1929, Vol. I, p. 38 It is stated that this vase was used in the preparation of piece-moulds for casting bronze. This is the explannation given of the appearnance of roughly scored lines on various parts of the vessel. Loo, C.T. Burlington Magazine, Jan. 1928, p. xxvi. A similar, more complete pottery vase, on the upper part with taotie masks on the front with pendant rings, and side handles. wen wu Beijing, 1959, No. 9, pp. 53-55. For a discussion of a set of four comparable vases discovered in a Warring States tomb near Beijing. Among the finds were a variety of altar vessels, and the most important were elaborately painted in red pigments. Kaogu Xuebao Yutaka Mino (10/12/1993): Group of vessels from Hebei also published from Kaogu Xuebao
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
600 BC-475 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Wine container in imitation of a bronze vessel, unglazed grey stoneware moulded in relief, China, Spring and Autumn Annals period, 600-500 BC
dimensions
Height: 52.1 cm, Diameter: 30.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
World Ceramics, room 145
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
145565
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T05:15:34.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T05:15:34.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
World Ceramics, room 145, case 2, shelf 1
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
stoneware
materials_techniques
Unglazed grey stoneware moulded in relief
museum_number
C.93-1913
museum_number_token
c931913
object_number
O180810
object_type
Wine container
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Vase, in imitation of an archaic bronze wine vessel, of unglazed grey stoneware moulded in relief. It has a bulbous body, wide neck and spreading base. The vase is moulded with two rows of panelling, on the neck and body respectively, the bands separating the panels being set in the middle of each side of the vase and rising to four points on the shoulder. On two sides of the neck, immediately below the rim is applied a small taotie mask in relief, an angular depression is cut away in the rim on each of the remaining sides. Adhering to certain parts of the vase are patches of wax, and remains of red pigments.
place
China
primary_image_id
2008BT2606
production_note
Label, 1994
production_type
public_access_description
This massive wine container was a less expensive version for people who could not afford a bronze vessel.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
wine-container-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
moulded
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-475
year_start
-600