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P'an (Ritual Water Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


10th-7th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
P'an (Ritual Water Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 6 7/8 x 21 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (17.46 x 53.98 x 53.98 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Middle Chou dynasty, 10th-7th century BCE
Physical Description: The disposition of this vessel is unusual, for, despite the fact that it has the broad shallow bowl and deep foot of its class, it does not rest on the foot proper. It is supported instead by three small human figures facing outward as they grip the rim o
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.82
Added to Site: February 28, 2009