Rectangular cauldron (fangding)


Not on view

In a departure from the usual symmetrical decor of Shang bronzes, this vessel features a single bird in profile. Six characters are cast on its inner wall: “Shu Hui [had] this vessel made for Gong Bo.”

Rectangular cauldron (fangding), Bronze, China

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.