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Finial or pole top

ca. 1300–ca. 1050 B.C.E.


7 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (18.1 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
Shang dynasty, Yinxu period (13th-11th cent BCE)
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Otto Burchard and Co., Inc., New York, 1930


Carl Hentze, Objets Rituels, Croyances, et Dieux de la Chine Antique et de l’Amerique (Antwerp, Belgium: Anvers, 1936), pl. 6a, b.

Dr. Phyllis Ackerman, Ritual Bronzes of Ancient China (New York: The Dryden Press, 1945), pl. 64.

J. LeRoy Davidson, “Three Bronzes in the Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 21, no. 2 (1955): 5, fig. 3–4.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 4–5, no. 4, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 20–22, no. 1, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 284, ill.

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