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Asian Art

Wine beaker (gu)

13th century B.C.E.

Bronze

4 1/16 × 6 in. (10.3 × 15.2 cm)
Gift of J. Watson Webb, B.A. 1907, and Electra Havemeyer Webb
1940.127.a
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Shang dynasty (1600–1046 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

Possibly Parish-Watson Collection No. 4 ; James Watson Webb II (1884–1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), New York; gift in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 118, no. 229, ill.

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