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Yu (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 8 x 8 3/8 in. (20.32 x 21.27 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Western Chou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription
Physical Description: Wine Can, so-called 'YU', inscribed. The decor is limited to the neck and corresponding lid belts, and to the handle bow. The first is divided into four parts by the rings of the handle and two free animals' heads. The lid with a ring-shaped knob, is divi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.94a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009