Zun wine vessel with inscription “Ya qin” classified to Fu Yi, late Shang dynamics, c. 13th-11th century BCE
- Image Number:C1A000819N000000000PAB
- Dynasty:Shang dynamics
- Function:Ritual vessels, wine vessels
- Description: Each decorated with an animal face pattern. Kui patterns are attached on both sides. Clouds and thunder patterns are on the ground. There are two strings on the upper and lower belly lines, and thin male lines on the outsole. The four characters of the inscription are cast in the center of the inner bottom of the abdomen: the first is the family emblem. In the character “Ya”, there is a net bag with a pole, which looks like a bird catcher. The lower end of the net protrudes out of the bottom frame of the character “Ya”; The use of net bags to catch birds is exactly the meaning of the word “bird” (catch), which evolved into the bronze script of the Western Zhou Dynasty. It was to save “bird” and change its sides to a “today” as a phonetic symbol to form a sound character. In addition, “hand” was added to hold the bird catcher, which became the writing method of the word “bird”; In the Shang and Zhou dynasties, the word “bird” was often used as a national emblem and a person’s name, also as a verb
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