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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
date_start
date_text
475 BC - 221 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Bronze hu vessel, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BC
dimensions
Height: 36 cm, Diameter: 15 cm Base only, Diameter: 24 cm Maximum diameter at widest point
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Chinese art (Burlington Fine Arts Club 01/01/1915-31/12/1915)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
17818
label
Wine vessel (hu) Eastern Zhou dynasty 475-221 BC Cast bronze with copper and turquoise inlays Museum no. M.7-1935 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:29:36.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:29:36.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 10
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bronze, cast and inlaid with copper and turquoise
museum_number
M.7-1935
museum_number_token
m71935
object_number
O12700
object_type
Vase
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This large jar for wine displays the flamboyant and intricate style of decoration which reached its height during the late Zhou dynasty.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AH0958
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This bronze wine jar is called a 'hu' in Chinese. In ancient China metalworkers made a great variety of food and wine containers in bronze for ritual use. Each vessel had a specific name according to its shape and function. These vessels were buried with the dead. When they were accidentally unearthed centuries later they became treasured objects of antiquarian scholars and collectors.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
vase-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-221
year_start
-475