Square zu wine vessel of Ze Ling, early Western Zhou period, c. 11th-10th century BCE
- Image Number:C1A000394N000000000PAC Dynasty:Western Zhou dynamics
- Function:, Wine vessel
- Description:. It is said that it was unearthed in Mapo, Luoyang, Henan in 1929. There is an inscription of 187 characters in ten lines on the bottom. It is recorded that in August Jiashen, the emperor of Zhou, ordered the Duke of Zhou to take the post of assistant guarantor to help the king in charge of state affairs. On the fourth day of Ding Hai, it was said that this order was sent to Duke Zhou’s palace. At the beginning of October, Duke Zhou walked to Chengzhou to issue an order to hundreds of officials and the remote tribes in the four directions. On the day of Jiashen, the order was completed. Duke Zhou offered sacrifices to the temple in the Temple of Zhou, and on the day of Yiyou, the order was sent to the temple of King Kang to return to his residence. Because the Grand Master and the side order assistant priests had done meritorious deeds, they gave each “Chang, Jin, and Xiao Niu” to perform the Fu sacrifice. He wrote a book to praise the beauty of the Duke of Zhou and cast the tools in the name of the Father of Light Ding. This is a record of the honor that the “side order” was awarded to worship his father “father Ding”. It records the early Western Zhou Dynasty Xu
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