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Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese; Henanese
Creator Name-CRT: Probably from Anyang, Henan Province, China
Title: Vessel (zun)
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 0
Creation Date: 13th?11th century B.C.
Creation Place: Probably from Anyang, Henan Province, China
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware with incised and relief decoration
Dimensions: H. 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Description: This ritual wine vessel, or zun, is a fine example of ancient Chinese artisanship, dating from the latter part of the Shang dynasty. In earlier years, Shang bronzeworkers had imitated pottery shapes and decoration; later the compliment was returned when pottery began to imitate metalwork. This zun reflects the influence of bronze ware: the shape, the small relief flanges, and bosses on the incised decorative bands are an homage to bronzeworks made on a grander scale.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 50.61.5
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1950
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: late Shang dynasty (ca. 1600?1050 B.C.)
AMICA ID: MMA_.50.61.5
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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