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Hu (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 8th-7th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Hu (Ritual Wine Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Middle Western Chou dynasty, 8th-7th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription Po Yu-fu has made the sacrificial Hu; may one forever treasure and use it.
Physical Description: The decor displays outstanding elements of the Middle Chou repertoire on a vessel reminiscent in profile of an earlier Hu (50.46.26, Karlgren number 19). An eyed band with diagonals appears on the foot and on the belly is a system of scale bands in flat
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.85a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009