Asian Art

Miniature Xian Steamer

16th–11th century B.C.E.

Bone, partly fossilized

2 1/4 x 1 in. (5.7 x 2.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. Howard, B.S. 1943, and Mrs. Carolyn Balensweig
1972.123.1
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Shang dynasty (1600–1050 BCE)
Classification: 
Containers - Other
Geography: 
Made in An-yang, Honan province, China
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Related material in bronze, ivory and marble

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