Covered Ritual Vessel

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Covered Ritual Vessel

 

 

Name:
Unknown (Artist)
Title:
Covered Ritual Vessel
Other Titles:
Ding
Abstract:
Although this ding shares features and patterns with other bronze vessels from the Eastern Zhou dynasty excavated in Shanxi province, the design on the lid makes this work rather unusual. Centered on the lid is a low-relief figure of a feline, strongly curled to fit its circular format. Its granulated body, wrenching claws, and striated haunches are set against a ground pattern of irregular meanders. Encircling the feline is a zone occupied by two types of dragons, both with bodies composed of two parallel ribbons.
Format:
decorative arts; metalwork (visual works)
Genre:
Funerary art
Place of Origin:
Probably Shanxi province, China
Date:
771-476 B.C.E.
Physical Description:
1 ritual vessel ; h. 9 5/8 x W. 9 1/4 in. (24.2 x 23.4 cm)
Note (Period):
Eastern Zhou dynasty, middle Spring & Autumn period
Note (Medium/support):
Bronze
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12003497
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-p0hf-3g31