University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Ritual Vessel [Object of the Day #68]

3687882380_fa8a28baec_q

By: Gabrielle Niu

The vessel, pictured above, is a four sided fanghu (fāng hú) or square jar. This vessel is composed of copper alloy, bronze, malachite and pigment. The four sides are inlaid with green malachite in a delicate pattern. The pattern is still visible despite much of the malachite being lost. On either side of the vessel are […]

Read the Blog Post


Native American Voices at the Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2016 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy /