Artifact Date:

Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

In Storage

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

4.5"x 4.5"x 4.5"

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A small bronze ding.
一個小青銅鼎。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Bronze Tub

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.043.001

Catalogue Entry

In the late Shang Dynasty,  bronze Ding were used to serve cooked meals. Conventionally, bronze vessels of the Shang Dynasty signified the status of slave owners, outlining the socioeconomic development of a class society in Chinese history.


Simple and heavy in design, Simuwu Square Pod "Going Upper Most" is an square ancient vessel has two large handles and four hollow legs. Its sides and handles are decorated with animal faces and one-legged animals. On its interior side are three Chinese characters "司母戊", which says to the effect that the vessel is casted by the owner to memorialize his deceased mother.


商代晚期,青銅鼎被用來盛飯。按照慣例,商代青銅器象徵著奴隸主的地位,勾勒出中國歷史上階級社會的經濟發展。


司母戊鼎的設計簡單,為一個方形古器,有兩個大把手和四個空心的足部。它的側面和把手上皆飾有獸臉和單足動物。其內側刻有“司母戊”三個大字,意思是物主為紀念已故的母親而鑄造的。

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Artifact Date:

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Unknown

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry


Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

In Storage

Replica or Original:

Replica

A small bronze ding.
一個小青銅鼎。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Bronze Tub

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

4.5"x 4.5"x 4.5"

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.043.001

Simuwu Square Pod "Going Upper Most" 司母戊鼎