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Lidded ritual ewer (huo) in the form of an elephant with masks and dragons

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 17.2 x 10.7 x 21.4 cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/16 x 8 7/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
Middle Yangzi Valley, China
Date:
ca. first half 11th century BCE
Topic:
dragon  Search this
elephant  Search this
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1936.6a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye31d065109-ffb8-4d3f-ba49-7938b4f3f235
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1936.6a-b
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