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Drinking Cup

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Native Name:
Hu (Chinese vessel type)
Object Number:
29-25-2
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Shang Dynasty (uncertain)
Zhou Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made:
1200-1100 BC
Early Date:
-1200
Late Date:
-1100
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:
Cast
Description:
Small drinking cup of oval section. Inscription on inside on bottom reads: 尹舟父丙 [Yin zhou fu bing] which translates as: Yin is an official title, "zhou" is presumably a name, and "fu bing" is Father Day 3, the person to whom the object is dedicated. The inscription may have been cut recently.
Height:
10.6cm
Outside Diameter:
2.75cm
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase, 1929

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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