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商 青銅鼎
Tripod Cauldron (Ding)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
13th–12th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. (to handles) 8 in. (20.3 cm); Diam. of rim 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Bequest of Dorothy Graham Bennett, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.210
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Signature: Cast in the interior of the vessel are two characters " " ya yi (?). Such an inscription on Shang bronzes usually refers to the name, clan or title of the ancestor in whose honor the sacrificial vessel is cast. (From purchase report)
[ Eskenazi Ltd. , London, until 2001; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Graceful Gestures: A Decade of Collecting Japanese Art," September 29, 2001–March 10, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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