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


Artist Unknown (China)


12th-11th 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: 10 1/4 x 7 13/16 in. (26.04 x 19.84 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Late Shang dynasty, Anyang style, 12th-11th century BCE
Physical Description: The decor of bodied t'ao-t'ieh and beaked dragons is in rounded relief on a ground of squared spirals. Eight flanges divide the vessl into eight panels. T'ao-t'ieh masks and a flange appear at the tops ofthe four cylindrical legs. The upright handles are
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009