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Ho (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th-10th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Ho (Ritual Wine Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: A Bronze Ho of the Shang Period
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (29.53 x 24.77 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-10th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription"Scribe; [to] Father YI
Physical Description: Ho, inscribed. Vessels of the Ho class vary according to the shape of the belly, which may be that of a Li, a Li-ting, or a Ting. This unique specimen has the hemispherical shape of a Ting. The handle, surmounted by an animal's head; the chain and its rin
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.107
Added to Site: February 28, 2009