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Tsun (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Tsun (Ritual Wine Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: Recent Additions to the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection of Chinese Bronzes
: A Chinese Bronze Wine Vessel
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 9 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. (24.45 x 22.54 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Western Chou dynasty; Early Chou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription"The Prince has made the precious vessel; may sons and grandsons forever use it."
Physical Description: The foot belt, divided into two panels by shallow flanges, displays long-drawn, antithetical gaping dragons. The neck belt, correspondingly divided by two free animals' heads, carries S-shaped, turning dragons with bug C-shaped crests. The division of the
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.120
Added to Site: February 28, 2009