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P'an (Ritual Water Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 11th-10th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: 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: 4 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (11.43 x 33.66 x 33.66 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Early Chou or Yin dynasty, 11th-10th century BCE
Physical Description: The P'an of the Yin era do not usually have handles; those of Early Chou usually, but not invariably, do. The division of the two decor belts, neck and foot, is achieved in the former by an unusually realistic bovine head, and in the latter by a thin flan
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.4
Added to Site: February 28, 2009