Ritual Vessel

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1100 BCE
H x W x D: 21.2 x 19.1 x 9.5 cm (8 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: jue

China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)

To 1963
J. T. Tai & Company, INC. New York, NY [1]

1963 to 1997
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY purchased from J. T. Tai & Company on May 15, 1963 in New York, NY [2]

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]


[1] See sales receipt from J. T. Tai & Co. INC to Dr. A. Sackler, May 15, 1963 object JT – 464, “Bronze Chue, Shang Dynasty,” copy in object file.

[2] See sales receipt cited in note 1.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

Published References
  • Robert W. Bagley. Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections: Volume 1 of Ancient Chinese Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. vol. 1, Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987. cat. 12, pp. 180-183.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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