University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameHu (Chinese vessel type)
Object Number: 29-25-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty (uncertain)
Zhou Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: 1200-1100 BC
Early Date: -1200
Late Date: -1100
Materials:Copper Alloy
Height: 10.6cm
Outside Diameter:2.75cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929


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.

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