Ritual Cooking Vessel (ding)

Bronze with copper inlay | 11 x 16in | Late 6th century B.C.E.

Chinese Artist

Ding are tripod vessels used for cooking offerings. This ding would have been one of a set, and the number of ding in the set would have defined the rank of the owner. Theoretically, nine ding were reserved for the king of the Zhou dynasty, but by th...
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