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Square lidded ritual ewer (fanghe) with taotie

Date
ca. 1050-975 BCE
Period
Early Western Zhou dynasty
Type
Metalwork
Vessel
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22.3 x 21 x 14.1 cm (8 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 5 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Accession Number
F1933.2
Previous custodian or owner
Tonying and Company 通運公司
Provenance
1928
Possibly excavated at Luoyang, Henan Province, China, in 1928. [1]
1933
Tonying and Company, New York to 1933. [2]
From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York in 1933. [3]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2, A.G.W., 1944, in the object record. See also, Curatorial Remark 7, Keith Wilson, March 2009, in the object record.
[2] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
[3] See note 2.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
Luoyang, Henan province, China