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商 青銅方鼎
Ritual Rectangular Cauldron (Fangding)

Period:
Shang dynasty, Anyang period (ca. 1300–ca. 1050 B.C.)
Date:
13th–11th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. incl. handles 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.214.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Inscription: A single large glyph is cast into the interior bottom of the vessel.
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