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<I>Fangyi<I> (ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


13th-12th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
&lt;I>Fangyi&lt;I> (ritual wine vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (29.8 x 18.4 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BCE
Physical Description: 'fang-yi', so-called, inscribed. The term 'fang-yi' meaning 'square vessel' is a make-shift and does not mean that this type of vessel can be identified with any particular class of which the use is revealed in the classics. The vessel, of rectangular c
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.6a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009