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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 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.
Height:
18cm
Outside Diamater:
17.8cm
Credit Line:
Museum Purchase

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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