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Double owl-shaped <I>you<I>(ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


1600-1046 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: Recent Additions to the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection of Chinese Bronzes
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 7 x 5 7/8 in. (17.78 x 14.92 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 16th-11th century BCE
Physical Description: The rich decor of the vessel covers every surface except the backs of the stubby legs. The ground is squared spirals throughout. On the long side of the body the median line is marked by a free animal's head on the neck belt and by a t'ao-t'ieh in low rel
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.118a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009