Ceremonial vessel for steaming (xian)

Chinese
Western Zhou dynasty
late 11th–10th century B.C.


Dimensions

H. 40.2 x W. 26.1 cm (15 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.827

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Provenance

Bought by Mr. Okakura in China, May 1912. From Shêng Pai-hsi collection.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund