|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Period:||Late Shang Dynasty (uncertain)|
Western Zhou (uncertain)
|Date Made:||ca. 1000 Bca.|
|Inscription Language:||Chinese Language|
|Credit Line:||Gift of Albert P. Knight, 1961|
Bronze cup. Oval in section with a high foot. The body is widest just above foot and recurved to an outturned rim. There is a Chinese character in the bottom interior. There are pseudomorphs after silk in certain areas of the cup: the neck, the lower sections, and the shoulders. A fabric pattern is not identifiable but paired fiber yarn shapes are evident.
The inscription is fully legible in x-ray but indecipherable to the naked eye:
戈 Halberd [lineage emblem]
父乙 Father Day 2 [posthumous day name of dedicatee]
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