University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameZun
Object Number: 29-25-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Western Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Western Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -1046
Late Date: -771
Materials:Copper Alloy
Low relief
Height: 18cm
Outside Diameter:17.8cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929


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 the base reads: 獸作父庚寶尊彝.[弓]. "Shòu zuò fù gēng bǎo zūn yí gōng" ("Shou made for his Father Day 7 this precious ritual vessel. [Lineage emblem.]"). Triangular piece broken from foot. Crack at lip shows a mend.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)View Objects in Exhibition


[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 44View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: 16-22View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1931. A Chinese Bronze. The University Museum Bulletin. 2 (5): 154-155. : Page/Fig./Plate: 154-155View Objects cited in this Publication

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