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Drinking Cup

Native NameHu (Chinese vessel type)
Object Number:29-25-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Shang Dynasty (uncertain)
Zhou Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: 1200 - 1100 BCE
Early Date: -1200
Late Date: -1100
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:Cast
Inscription Language:Chinese Language
Height: 10.6 cm
Outside Diameter:2.75 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929

Description

Small drinking cup of oval section. The inscription on the inside bottom reads: 尹舟父丙 Yin Zhou Fu Bing which translates as: Yin [an official title], Zhou [name], Fu Bing [Father Day 3, the person to whom the object is dedicated]. The inscription may have been cut recently.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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