Western Zhou Ritual Vessel

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Jade Koekoe
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published on 09 January 2017

Bronze ritual vessel, Western Zhou Dynasty, 1100-1000 BCE. Henan Province, China.

The ancient Chinese tradition of preparing ceremonial meals for ancestors dates back to the Shang dynasty (1500-1050 BCE). An inscription inside this bowl records it was made by a man call Mei Situ Yi to commemorate his father who was a Zhou warrior during the overthrow of the Shang Dynasty.

This image was taken at the National Museum of Australia in the British Museum travelling exhibition A History of the World in 100 (and 1) Objects.



About the Author

Jade Koekoe
Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

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