Inscribed gu wine beaker, late Shang dynasty, c. 13th-11th century BCE

Embedded gu wine beaker, late Shang dynamics, c. 13th-11th scene BCE

  • Image Number:K1A001864N000000000PAB
  • Dynasty:Shang dynamics
  • Category:Bronzes
  • Function:Wine vessel, ritual vessel
  • Materials al:Mineral/metal/bronze
  • Description:
    Large opening, long neck, slight bulge in middle abdomen, The feet are turned outward, and a shallow platform is raised near the bottom. The neck is decorated with banana leaf pattern, and the bottom is decorated with snake pattern. There are four corresponding leaf ridges on the abdomen and around the feet. The abdomen is decorated with animal face patterns, and the feet are decorated with cicada and animal face patterns. There are cross shaped holes at the junction of the stomach and foot. The shape and decoration are similar to those of the bronze goblets (M2006: R1043, R1044) unearthed in Xiaotun, Anyang, Henan. The inscription is on the inner wall of the ring foot

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