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Asian Art

Serving vessel (Ding)

5th–3rd century B.C.E.

Stoneware with slip and traces of tin foil

9 1/2 × 8 in. (24.1 × 20.3 cm)
University Purchase Fund
1940.836a-c
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 - 221 B.C.E.)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Yamanaka & Co., New York; purchased in 1938 by John Hadley Cox (1913 - 2005); Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955), New York; gift in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

John Hadley Cox, An Exhibition of Chinese Antiquities from Ch’ang-Sha lent by John Hadley Cox, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, 1939), fig. 4.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 59–60, no. 89, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.