Artifact Date:

2000 - 999 B.C.

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BC)

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

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

On Display

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

9.5" x 7.5" x 7.5"

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A bronze ding with an intricate design.
一個設計複雜的青銅鼎。

    

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Bronze

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.051.001

Catalogue Entry

Originally used as a cooking vessel, Ding were later appropriated as a bronze vessel for sacrifices, funerals, court activities, ritualistic performances and events. Ding were used to signify the rigid class structures that shaped the way an object was used by an individual of a particular socioeconmic status. Historically, Ding vessels represented state power. The act of casting bronze ware that was intended for sacrifices was attributed to higher ranked members in society. Ding were also presented by rulers to their officials as gifts. Quite often, ancient bronze vessels hold inscriptions that glorify the owner's ancestors. 


鼎是一個最初用作炊具,後來被用作祭祀、葬禮、宮廷活動、儀式表演和活動的青銅器。鼎一直以來被用作表示嚴格的階級結構,這種結構則塑造了具有特定社會經濟地位的個人所使用物品的方式。歷史上,鼎亦代表了國家的權力。鑄造用於祭祀的青銅器的行為則歸因於社會中地位較高的成員,而統治者也會將鼎作為禮物送給他們的官員。很多時候,古老的青銅器皿上都刻有頌揚主人祖先的銘文。

Online References:

Song, Li. Chinese Bronze Ware: A Mirror of Culture. Beijing. China Intercontinental Press. 2009.

Artifact Date:

2000 - 999 B.C.

Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BC)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

Online References:

Song, Li. Chinese Bronze Ware: A Mirror of Culture. Beijing. China Intercontinental Press. 2009.

Department:

The Museum Proper

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

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica

A bronze ding with an intricate design.
一個設計複雜的青銅鼎。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Furnishings

Specific Classification:

Bronze

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

9.5" x 7.5" x 7.5"

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.051.001

Bronze Ding Vessel with Intricate Designs 鼎