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Lidded Bronze Ding with Bull-shaped Knob

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum
Wuhan, China

Seven lidded bronze Ding were discovered from the Zeng Hou Yi mausoleum. This Ding was discovered in the center tomb chamber. On both sides of its spherical abdomen are two handles and on its lid are three bronze bulls. When unearthed, there were bones inside the Ding.

Details

  • Title: Lidded Bronze Ding with Bull-shaped Knob
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: Height: 39.2 cm; Caliber 39.6 cm; depth: 20.8 cm; Weight: 25.3 kg.

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