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Tripod Ritual Vessel: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2004-11-12

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This three-lobed vessel is cast in flat relief with three t'ao-tieh masks comprising the chief decoration. The tripod is a good example of a Shang bronze ritual vessel whose basic shape evolved from Neolithic and early Bronze Age ceramics like the one shown to the right.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009