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Square <I>Ding<I> (Ritual Food Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: Three Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Early Western Zhou dynasty, late 11th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription"Ki Wu has made King Po'S precious cooking vessel"
Physical Description: Square ting, rectangular, inscribed. The decor of the principal surface is confined to the upper belt, where rudimentary t'ao-t'ieh masks are flanked by head-turning dragons in flat relief on a ground of squared spirals. The heavy, segmented flanges at th
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.125
Added to Site: February 28, 2009