Square ding cauldron with Ya Chou em, late Shang to early Western Zhou period, c. 12th to 10th century BCE
- Image Number:K1A002344N000000000PAB
- Dynasty:Shang dynamics
- Function:Food utensils, Ritual vessel
square body, flat folding edge, vertical ear, flat bottom, column foot. The body has eight leaf edges, the belly is decorated with Kui phoenix patterns and animal face patterns, and the column foot is decorated with deformed cicada patterns. This kind of square tripod was popular from the late Shang Dynasty to the early Western Zhou Dynasty, which is similar to the square tripod unearthed in Changqing Village, Jintai District, Baoji, Xixia. The inscription was cast on the inner bottom of the vessel. There are many bronzes with inscriptions of the Yachou clan. The Yachou bronzes were unearthed many times in the tombs of the late Shang Dynasty in Subutun, Qingzhou, Shandong Province
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