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商 青銅鬲鼎
Lobed Tripod Cauldron (Liding)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
11th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. to handles 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); H. at rim 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); W. at handles 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Marriott, Mrs. John Barry Ryan, Gilbert W. Kahn, and Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1949
Accession Number:
49.136.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The shape of this vessel is derived from utilitarian pottery prototypes.
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