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Asian Art

Miniature Xian Steamer

16th–11th century B.C.E.

Bone, partly fossilized

2 1/4 × 1 in. (5.7 × 2.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1972.123.1
Geography: 
Made in An-yang, Honan province, China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Shang dynasty (1600–1050 B.C.E)
Classification: 
Containers - Other
Provenance: 

Dr. Howard Balensweig, (1921–2011) and Carolyn Balensweig, (born 1945), New York: gift in 1972 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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