Chinese Ritual Vessel


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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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
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique Cast | Low Relief
Iconography Birds | Taotie
Inscription Language Chinese Language

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 18 cm
Outside Diameter 17.8 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number S.L. 2914.6 (MET) - Old Loan Number

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