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<I>Lei<I> (ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


1300-1201 BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
&lt;I>Lei&lt;I> (ritual wine vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (36.2 x 28.58 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 13th century BCE
Inscriptions: Mark The inscription displays a symbol common on Yin vessels. the frame is the so-called ya figure (Ts'Ung) discussed under Karlgren Number 4 (50.46.105). the scene inside obviously depicts a sacrifice.
Physical Description: For this type of vessel the term Lei is confirmed by inscriptions. The Lei represents a vessel class in which a typical pottery shape has been translated into bronze. The decor, on a ground of spirals squared except for a single row of rounded ones, occup
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.3a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009