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Zun Vessel in the Shape of a Tapir

Location

CHINA

Era

Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Title

Zun Vessel in the Shape of a Tapir

Date

17th c.

Materials

Bronze, gold inlay

Dimensions

14 x 18 cm

Credits

Gift of Miss Mabel Molson, inv. 1932.Ed.9

Collection

Archeology and World Cultures

Based on ancient prototypes of the Warring States period (fifth-third century B.C.E.), tapir-shaped bronze vessels were coveted by the wealthy classes and included in imperial collections such as that of the Qianlong emperor.

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