Shang Dynasty replica
The young elephant standing peacefully on his father's back symbolizes safe and prosperous offspring. A replica of a wine pitcher from the late Shang Dynasty (circa 1200 - 1100 BC) this elaborate surface decoration features cloud-shaped curves and birds and animals from ancient Chinese mythology.
Da Tung may be translated as "universal peace" or "large bronze". Xi'an Bao Bao means "baby elephant".
A gift to the City of Portland from Mr. Huo Baozhu of Xi'an, China as a gesture of goodwill and as evidence of his belief in the importance of cultural exchanges.
Shipping and placement of this gift made possible through in-kind or financial contributions from:
City of Portland
Gun and Tom Denhart
John L. Jersey Company
Metro Machinery Rigging, Inc.
National Fence Rental
Port of Portland
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Schonert & Associates
State Farm Insurance
Terminal Transfer Inc.
Yang Ming Lines
City of Portland Public Art Collection maintained by:
REGIONAL ARTS & CULTURE COUNCIL