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Chinese bronzes: Sacral wine jar, Shang dynasty

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Chinese bronzes: Sacral wine jar, Shang dynasty
Author(s): Consten, Eleanor von Erdberg
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: China
metalwork
bronze
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Description: This bronze jar is for storing sacrificial wine. The side which faces the viewer is the head-on view of an owl. The face, with horns, beak and eyes surrounded by feathers, makes up each half of the lid. -- h: 23.4 cm.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208104
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5020

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