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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
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bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
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date_start
date_text
1300 BC-1100 BC (made)
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dimensions
Height: 32 cm
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exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
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historical_significance
history_note
id
69318
label
Vessel for serving wine (fangyi) Shang dynasty 1300-1100 BC All ancient bronze vessels had a specific name. This one, from which wine would have been ladled out, is called a fangyi. Cast bronze Museum no. M.185-1935 From the Eumorfopoulos collection, purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee [Art Fund logo] [2007]
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2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
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2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
latitude
36.894451
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China, room 44, case 3
longitude
104.165649
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Cast bronze
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M.185-1935
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m1851935
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O72235
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Wine vessel
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true
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This bronze wine vessel is called a 'fangyi' in Chinese. It has a lid, which indicates it was used to store wine. On both the vessel and the lid is an inscription consisting of two pictographs executed in intaglio, which was the clan sign of the vessel's owner. In ancient China a great variety of food and wine containers were made in bronze for ritual use. Each vessel was given a specific name according to its shape and function. The vessels were buried with the deceased. When they were accidently unearthed centuries later they became treasured objects of antiquarian scholars and collectors.
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China
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2006AN7099
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public_access_description
This bronze wine vessel is called a fangyi in Chinese. It has a lid, which shows it was used to store wine. Both the vessel and the lid carry an inscription consisting of two pictographs. These incised pictures are the clan sign of the owner of the vessel. Metalworkers in ancient China 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.
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3
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VA
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wine-vessel-unknown
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2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
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updated
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-1100
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-1300