Ritual Vessel


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Ding (鼎)
Object Number 41-25-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Western Zhou Dynasty
Date Made Early Western Zhou Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze

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.

Height 29.2 cm
Outside Diameter 27 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1941
Other Number LOO 86326 - Other Number | L-137-2 - Other Number

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