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<I>Zun<I> (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th-10th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: 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: 8 15/16 x 8 3/16 x 8 3/16 in. ( at rim) (22.7 x 20.8 x 20.8 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th-10th century BCE, Early Western Zhou dynasty
Inscriptions: Mark The symbol of the inscription, still undeciphered (Jung, Shang Chou, Vol. I, p.399) occurs on two other vessels: a Kuang and a square Yi, formerly in the collection of Mrs. Christian Holmes, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These vessels form a set
Physical Description: The squared body, with its throat developing into a round shape at the rim, is most unusual in this vessel type. The decor results largely from a complicated arrangement of heavy flanges occurring at the corners and in the middle of the foot and central b
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.7
Added to Site: February 28, 2009