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商 青銅鬲鼎
Lobed Tripod Cauldron (Liding)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.), late Anyang period
Date:
11th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze inlaid with black pigment
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm): W. (max.) 7 1/16 in. (17.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.214.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
A single character (yi) is cast on the inner face of the handle.
Marking: A single character ("I") is cast on the inner face of the handle
Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc. , New York, 1985; donated to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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