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Bronze"Hu" Wine storage vessel

unknownmid 6th to mid 5th century BC

Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

This is one of the few known examples of a hu decorated with lively scenes depicting various aspects of Eastern Zhou life. The top register shows mulberry leaf picking and an archery competition. Below that, people are engaged in hunting, feasting, archery and the presentation ceremony to the winner of the competition. Warfare on land and water is the subject of the lowest register.

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  • Title: Bronze"Hu" Wine storage vessel
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: mid 6th to mid 5th century BC
  • Location: China
  • Physical Dimensions: h33 cm
  • Provenance: Dr. Herman Herzog Levy Bequest Fund
  • Type: Wine Vessel
  • Rights: Royal Ontario Museum
  • Medium: Cast bronze
  • Time period: Eastern Zhou dynasty
  • Accession Number: 992.169.1

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