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Indo-Pacific Art
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Urn with Lid

300–100 B.C.


Vessel + lid: 43.82 × 31.75 cm (17 1/4 × 12 1/2 in.)
Component A: Vessel without lid: 34 × 29 cm (13 3/8 × 11 7/16 in.)
Component B: lid without vessel: 8 × 29 cm (3 1/8 × 11 7/16 in.)
Gift of Susan L. Beningson and Steve Arons in memory of Renée Beningson

The urn has a central design band showing a procession of warriors on boats. Below are outlines of animals, including an elephant.

Dong Son
Containers - Metals

First known collector is an American businessman in the 1960s.


“Acquisitions 2014,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2014_02.pdf (accessed December 1, 2014).

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.