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Acquired in 1953 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
1300 BC-1100 BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 19 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
17807
label
Tripod for food (ding) Shang dynasty 1300-1100 BC In ancient times the Chinese nobility ate out of bronze vessels. Each vessel has a specific name, this one is called a ding. Cast bronze Museum no. M.60-1953 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:29:33.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:29:33.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 2
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
bronze
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.60-1953
museum_number_token
m601953
object_number
O12656
object_type
Tripod
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Three-lobed bronze vessel (ding) with two vertical loop handles on the rim and three cylindrical feet. The surface of each lobe is decorated with a taotie (zoomorphic mask) with large horns and slightly protruding eyes, four cicada and a pattern of spirals as background.
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2182
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This kind of bronze vessel, called in Chinese li ding, was used for rituals celebrating the ancestors during the Shang dynasty (1700-1050 BC), and was often buried in graves. The surface of this example is decorated with three taotie (zoomorphic masks) and a band of cicada set against a background of spirals.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
tripod-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
casting
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1100
year_start
-1300