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Beaker

Chinese Ritual Vessel

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Native Name:
Zun
Object Number:
29-25-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Western Zhou Dynasty
Date Made:
Western Zhou Dynasty
Early Date:
-1046
Late Date:
-771
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:
Cast
Low relief
Iconography:
Birds
Taotie
Description:
Zun, 尊, with wide central band of ornament between two raised lines, top and bottom. Design consists of confronted birds between taotie masks. Inscription inside base reads "shou tso fu ken pao tsun i kung" (Shou make for Father Keng [this] precious sacrificial vessel). Triangular piece broken from foot. Crack at lip shows a mend.
Height:
18cm
Outside Diamater:
17.8cm
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig 44
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1931. A New Chinese Bronze in the University Museum, Philadelphia. Journal of the American Oriental Society. 51 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 16-22
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[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1931. A Chinese Bronze. The University Museum Bulletin. 2 (5): 154-155. : Page/Fig./Plate: 154-155
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