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Ritual wine vessel, hu

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Ritual wine vessel, hu

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Bronze, middle Western Zhou dynasty, c.950-850 BC

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CVCSC 0383.1-2.A

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Chinese

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Around 850 BC, most wine vessels developed in the earlier period were discontinued, and hu such as this became the primary vessel used for wine. They were made in pairs and commonly quite large. The decorative band near the top of this vessel features birds with long elegant plumage in typical Western Zhou style.

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