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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.99
Title
'Ding' Ritual Food Vessel with Decorative Band of Birds and 'Leiwen' Decor
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
mid Western Zhou period, early 10th-early 9th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204314
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze with green russet patina; with an inscription on the interior
Dimensions
H. 22.2 x W. 20.8 x Diam. (mouth) 20.1 cm (8 3/4 x 8 3/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: spurious inscription
  • inscription: Shu zuo bao - Three-character inscription on interior wall, possibly spurious
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.99
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), Kyuko Shoin (Tokyo, Japan, 1977), A 084

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