University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameDing (鼎)
Object Number: 41-25-1A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Western Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Early Western Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -1046
Late Date: -771
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Height: 29.2cm
Outside Diameter:27cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1941
Other NumberLOO 86326 - Other Number
L-137-2 - Other Number

Description

Ding (鼎), bronze food vessel with cover and three legs. The body is strongly decorated with three large bovine taotie masks separated by flanges. The cover handle and the two upright handles on the vessel are ornamented with wide-mouthed spiral horned animals in high relief. Greyish green patina. On the inside of the lid and on the bottom of the bowl there is an ox head.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Symbols of the Ancestors: The Power of Chinese Bronze and Jade (17 Nov 1989 - 01 Dec 1991)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)View Objects in Exhibition
New Directions in Yuan Painting (02 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, H. H. 1940. Exhibition of Archaic Chinese Bronzes. The University Museum Bulletin. 8 (2-3): 5-11. : Page/Fig./Plate: 5-11View Objects cited in this Publication

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