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Ritual Vessel

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Native Name:
Ding 鼎
Object Number:
41-25-1A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Western Zhou Dynasty
Date Made:
Early Western Zhou Dynasty
Early Date:
-1046
Late Date:
-771
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Bronze
Description:
Ding (鼎), bronze food vessel with cover and three legs. The body is strongly decorated with three large bovine taotie masks separated by flanges. The cover handle and the two upright handles on the vessel are ornamented with wide-mouthed spiral horned animals in high relief. Greyish green patina. On the inside of the lid and on the bottom of the bowl is a primitive form of the Chinese character niu, meaning ox.
Height:
29.2cm
Outside Diamater:
27cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
LOO 86326   -   Other Number
L-137-2   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Directions in Yuan Painting (02 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006)
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Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
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Symbols of the Ancestors: The Power of Chinese Bronze and Jade (17 Nov 1989 - 01 Dec 1991)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, H. H. 1940. Exhibition of Archaic Chinese Bronzes. The University Museum Bulletin. 8 (2-3): 5-11. : Page/Fig./Plate: 5-11
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