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Pair of Hsu (Ritual Food Vessels)

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Artist Unknown (China)

Date

9th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Pair of Hsu (Ritual Food Vessels): Gallery Label - Current
: New Group of Chinese Bronzes Lent by Mr. Pillsbury
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (19.05 x 31.75 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Late Western Chou dynasty, 9th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription Po Sien has made the sacrificial Kuei vessel; may one forever treasure and use it.
Physical Description: The name Su for this type of vessel is confirmed by inscriptions, the difference between a Su and a Kuei being that the former is oblong, the latter round. The lid of this Su, if inverted, will be a vessel in itself. The workmanship, unusually fine for th
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.78.1a,b
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009