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2013gt7072 jpg l

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Acquired in 1928 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
500 BC-400 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Lidded vessel (dou), bronze with gold inlay, China, 500-400 BC
dimensions
Height: 20.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
19766
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:40:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:40:45.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
bronze, gold
materials_techniques
Bronze, inlaid with gold
museum_number
M.978:1, 2-1928
museum_number_token
m9781928
object_number
O18892
object_type
Lidded vessel
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bronze lidded vessel (dou) with two ring handles and a small foot. The design of interlaced stylised dragons and scrolls is made with gold inlays.
place
China
primary_image_id
2013GT7072
production_note
The lid was made between 500-400 BC, the base and the handle at a later date.
production_type
public_access_description
This type of vessel, called a dou in Chinese, was routinely cast during the Western Zhou dynasty (1050-771 BC) for use in ceremonies and death rituals. This elegant example from the later Eastern Zhou dynasty (771-221 BC) uses gold inlays to produce a delicate pattern of stylised interlacing dragons. A close examination of the object and scientific tests have revealed that the lid is an original production dated about 500-400 BC, while the bottom half of the vessel and the lid handle were made in the 14th century or slightly earlier. This evidence supports the theory that this piece was conceived for an antiquarian or collector of the Song (960-1279) or Yuan (1279-1368) dynasty, following the taste for archaic objects developed during the Song period.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
lidded-vessel-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
inlay
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-400
year_start
-500