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<I>Hu<I> (ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


13th-12th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
&lt;I>Hu&lt;I> (ritual wine vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 10 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (26.35 x 12.07 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 13th-12th century BCE
Physical Description: The low-relief decor is confined to the belly of this flask. In the lower, main belt, on a ground of squared spirals, it displays a geometrical pattern reminiscent of the compound lozenge and interlocked 'T' motifs. It also recalls the decor of the white
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.89a,b
Added to Site: February 28, 2009