You wine vessel with inscription “Nei yen”, Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 12th-17th century
- Image Number: C1A000122N000000000PAH
- Dynasty: Southern Song dynasty
- Category: Bronzes
- Function: Sacrificial vessels
- Material: Mineral/Metal/Bronze
With a cover, the instrument is used as a mother and child mouth, with a long neck, a slightly pendulous bulging belly, and feet encircled. The two ends of the U-shaped lifting beam are embossed with animal heads, and the lifting beam and the neck are connected by ring ears. There is no ground pattern on the whole vessel. The cover and the middle part of the abdomen are decorated with animal face patterns, and the neck and feet are decorated with Kui Feng patterns. There are two characters on the cover. This artifact is one of the “Ten Artifacts of Zhou Dao” awarded to the Imperial College in the 34th year of Qianlong’s reign (1769). It is called “Zhou Neiyan You”.
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