Ding cauldron dedicated to Grandfather Ding, late Shang dynamics, c. 12th-10th century BCE
- Image Number:K1A002341N000000000PAB Dynasty:Shang dynamics
- Function:Gifts, food containers
Deep abdomen, folding edge, Erect the ears and pillar the tripod. The neck is decorated with six groups of relief animal face patterns. The animal face patterns are divided into two types, with a leaf ridge in the center and cloud and thunder patterns lining the ground. At the foot of the column, there are high relief animal face patterns and short leaf edges, and three string patterns below. The whole organ is basically in good condition, with local abdominal wall and one foot slightly injured. On the inner wall of the utensil, there is an inscription, “[Baby]. Zuding.” The first word of the inscription is a clan inscription, which was originally interpreted as “Peng”, like a human bearing two strings of seashells on the front; Now, according to the textual research and interpretation of ancient characters, the official script is changed to “baby”, like a human neck with a shell decoration on the front
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