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Canteen

Chinese5th-4th century BC

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

This vessel, made for ceremonial use and then subsequently deposited in a tomb, dates from a period in which a major element of interest is the endless inventiveness of the patterns. Those patterns are here contained within small rectangles.

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Details

  • Title: Canteen
  • Date Created: 5th-4th century BC
  • Physical Dimensions: w31.3 x h34.5 cm
  • Type: vessels;canteens;pilgrim flasks
  • Rights: Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: bronze
  • Provenance: William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: China
  • ExhibitionHistory: The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995
  • Artist: Chinese

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