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Goblet

A work made of bronze.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of bronze.

Date:

Shang dynasty ( about 1600–1046 BC ), 12th/11th centry BC

Artist:

China

About this artwork

This vessel, with a carefully balanced spout and pointed rim, was probably used to heat and pour wine during ceremonies of ancestor worship. The second character of the inscription, showing four footprints around a square, has been read by scholars as a family name.

Status

On View, Gallery 131

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Goblet

Origin

China

Date

Made 1600 BCE–1050 BCE

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

19.7 × 16.5 × 8.0 cm (7 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Russell Tyson

Reference Number

1950.1622

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