Asian Art

Northern Constellation

10th–early 12th century

Bronze on leather, framed

framed: 21 1/4 × 25 1/4 × 3 in. (54 × 64.1 × 7.6 cm)
18 × 15 × 1 in. (45.7 × 38.1 × 2.5 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.22
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Liao dynasty (916–1125)
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

TK Asian Antiquities, Williamsburg VA , and NY; purchased on March 30, 2003 by The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn. and New York; gift in 2017 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.