Fu rectangular grain vessel of Shao Zhong. Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century
- Image Number: C1A000120N000000000PAD
- Dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
- Category: Bronzes
- Function: Sacrificial vessels
- Material: Mineral/Metal/Bronze
The shape of the cover is basically the same. It is rectangular, with the belly inclined, and there are defects on each side of the ring foot. A pair of animal ears are placed on both sides. There is a cow’s head in the middle of each side at the joint of the cover edge and the cover, which can fix the cover without slipping. The whole vessel is decorated with tongue twitching and cobra patterns. The inscription on the cover reads: “Only in the first day of June, the Ding Hai, Ye Zhongkao’s father made a pot by himself. He used sacrificial gifts to pay for many good things, and the flag eyebrows to live forever. His sons and children will always be treasured.” The inscription on the utensil is rusty and weak, and the content is copied from the “Zhou Zhongding Pot” in the “Xuanhe Ancient Painting” of the Song Dynasty. This artifact is one of the “Ten Articles of the Zhou Path” awarded to the Imperial College in the 34th year of Qianlong’s reign (1769). It is called “Zhou Zhaozhong Fu”.
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