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Tripod <I>Ding<I> (Ritual Food Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


mid-11th-early 10th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Tripod &lt;I>Ding&lt;I> (Ritual Food Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
Chinese Bronzes:
: Four Early Chinese Bronzes
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 7 3/4 x 6 7/16 in. (19.69 x 16.35 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Early Western Zhou dynasty, mid-11th-early 10th century BCE
Physical Description: Ting with supporting Animals, inscribed. Boldly modelled birds, hooked beaks facing outward and big horns facing inward, support a broad, shallow bowl with uprights. The body decor is in three belts, the two lower ones interupted by flanges corresponding
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.105
Added to Site: February 28, 2009