Wine Server: Pigeon

2007.08.0010

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Artifact Identification Wine Server: Pigeon   (2007.08.0010)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Serving Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th or 19th Century
Culture Tibetan

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 21 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 14.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 6 cm
Weight 336 g
Measuring Remarks The width measurement was taken at the feet of the pigeon figure.
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Firing, Forming
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda

11/7/2007: "Information from the Freer and Sackler Galleries of Washington D.C.: Zoomorphic-bird shaped wine servers date back before the common era in China. The Freer-Sackler Galleries collections include a Chinese Eastern Zhou Dynasty bird-shaped wine server made of bronze, cast with intricately patterned decorations and gold inlaid inscriptions. It is dated 500-450 BCE, from the ancient Houma Foundry in what is today's Shanxi province." - Melissa Bushnick, Registration Research Assistant, 11/07/2007

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Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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