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Hu (Ritual Storage Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 6th-5th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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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: 13 7/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.24 x 24.13 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 5th century BCE
Physical Description: This is one of the important group of hunting-scene Hu flasks which can with certainty be dated pre-Han, since many of them have decor elements that belong to the Huai style and did not survive into Han time. The Hu has the ordinary shape of this class an
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.9
Added to Site: February 28, 2009