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Chinese bronzes: Sacral vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros, Shang dynasty

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Chinese bronzes: Sacral vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros, Shang dynasty
Author(s): Consten, Eleanor von Erdberg
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: China
metalwork
bronze
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Description: This bronze vessel is in the shape of a rhinoceros and is a most unusual example. According to Chinese texts it is said to have been found in 1843 in Shou-chang Shantung, and was thought to have been in the possession of ancestors of Confucius. It bears an inscription of 27 character which dates it in the reign period of the last Shang ruler. -- 36 x 21 cm.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/208105
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-5021

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