Ritual food vessel, or ding, with abstract and animal designs, and lidOn display
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Ritual food vessel, or ding, with abstract and animal designs, and lid
Date5th century BC (500 - 401 BC)
Eastern Zhou Dynasty, Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 475 BC)
Material and technique
bronze, originally inlaid, probably with metal wire
Dimensionswith lid 17.2 x 23 x 18 cm max. (height x width x depth)
without lid 11 x 23 x 18 cm (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Presented by Sir Herbert Ingram, 1956.
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 10 | China to AD 800
Glossary of terms
A Chinese bronze tripod ritual cooking vessel. Also a type of white porcelain from Northern China.
Loveday, Helen, Chinese Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum: An Illustrated Handbook to the Collections (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1990), p. 34, illus. p. 33 pl. 14