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  • Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (hu)

    Room for study: fifty scholars’ objects

    31 October - 29 November, 2019

    This exhibition is the first at Eskenazi Limited dedicated entirely to objects from the Chinese scholars' studio. Broad in time-scale and ranging over a number of categories, highlights include a seventeenth-century huanghuali table, a rootwood stand, archaic bronze vessels, a selection of scholars' rocks, lacquerwares, brushpots and paintings, both classical and contemporary.

    Archaic Bronze Wine Vessel (hu)

    Middle Western Zhou dynasty, late 10th - early 9th century BC

    This archaic bronze vessel was originally intended to hold wine used for ritual purposes. The simplicity of the elongated form is enhanced by the narrow band of stylized crested birds, characteristic of the Middle Western Zhou period, between the loop handles.

    Height: 34.0cm