H x W x D: 12.5 × 2.2 × 0.4 cm (4 15/16 × 7/8 × 3/16 in)
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
ca. 1250-ca. 1050 BCE
Late Shang dynasty, Anyang period
Handle, pierced; mottled cream and green. (Generally calcified; deposits, cinnabar.)
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut
From 1959 to 1963
Edna H. Bahr (d. 1978), by descent from her father, Abel William Bahr
From 1963 to 1987
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Edna H. Bahr in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 See #281:
"mottled green and tan," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings (February 25, 2023 to April 28, 2024)
Previous custodian or owner:
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
Edna H. Bahr (died 1978)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE) Search this