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Title

Bronze: vessel

Description

One bronze hu or zhi with a cylindrical body and lid moulded into an S-shape. Vessel exhibits green patina flecked with metallic orange-red. Four equidistantly-spaced vertical flanges divide lid and body into quadrants. Lid surmounted by a wedge-shaped knob. Lid and body present moulded patterns in shallow relief including divided monster or taotie design.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Presented by Alley to Canterbury Museum at a luncheon held with Museum Board members, 23 December, 1964.

Physical Dimensions

111x97x126mm (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1965.5

Usage Rights

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Period

Shang-Yin Dynasty (1558-1046), copy

Collection

Citation

“Bronze: vessel,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed June 26, 2019, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/830.