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2006af5108 jpg l

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Acquired in 1950 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Rose Kerr (ed.), Chinese Art and Design. The T.T.Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art. London: Victoria and Albert Museum 1991, p. 238, fig. 112
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
1100 BC-1000 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Bronze vessel (jue), China, Shang-Zhou dynasties, ca. 1100-1000 BC
dimensions
Height: 21 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
62107
label
Ritual wine cup (jue) Shang-Zhou dynasty 1100-1000 BC Cast bronze Museum no. M.3-1950 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:20:46.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:20:46.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 4
longitude
104.165649
marks
[ju] Father Yi
materials
bronze
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.3-1950
museum_number_token
m31950
object_number
O93213
object_type
Cup
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Bronze vessel jue decorated with a band made of three rows of rounded and squared spirals and two rows of small circles. The two protruding elements in the centre of the band form a stylised version of the taotie motif. The caps are dome-shaped and decorated with whorl circles. A buffalo head is applied on the handle.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AF5108
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This vessel, known in China as jue, was mainly used during the Shang (1700-1050 BC) and Western Zhou (1050-771 BC) dynasties during the ritual celebrations of the ancestors. Bronze vessels were considered an important symbol of status and authority during the same period and were buried in the graves of their owners. This example, dated between 1100 and 1000 BC, has a three character inscription under the handle: 'ju fu yi'; the last two graphs can be translated as 'Father Yi'. It was probably a dedicatory inscription connected with the execution of rites.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
cup-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
casting
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-1000
year_start
-1100