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商 青銅鼎
Tripod Cauldron (Ding)

Period:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
Date:
11th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze inlaid with black pigment
Dimensions:
H. 6 in. (15.2 cm); W. at handles 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur M. Sackler Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.268.20
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Four characters are cast on the inner wall of the vessel: “X [Zu?] Ce [clan sign] [made for] deceased father Gui.”
Marking: Four characters are cast on the inner wall of the vessel: "X [Zu?] Ce [clan sign] [made for] deceased father Gui."
Frederick M. Mayer , New York (until 1974; to Christie, Manson & Woods); Mayer sale, Christie's, Manson & Woods Ltd. , June 24–25, 1974, lot 220; to Eskenazi; [ Eskenazi Ltd. , London, 1974; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.

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