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jue

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1966,0223.4

  • Description

    Bronze 'jue'. This helmet-shaped wine vessel has an inscription under the handle.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 12thC BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        羊뵻車
  • Curator's comments

    Rawson 1992:
    While almost all bronze vessel shapes were based on Neolithic ceramics, the source of the earliest type of all, the 'jue', is something of a mistery. It has a narrow spout, a sharply angled body and small posts on the lip; the 'jue' survived in this shape for two thousand years.
    As a group, bronze ritual vessels would have created a striking visual effect. Golden in colour when first made, they would rapidly have turned black in the humid summer climate of north-central China.

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  • Bibliography

    • Rawson 1992 figure 30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1966

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1966,0223.4

Jue. Bronze helmet-shaped wine vessel, with inscription under handle.

Jue. Bronze helmet-shaped wine vessel, with inscription under handle.

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