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Yu (Ritual Food Vessel)

Later Shang or Early Western Zhou
12th century BCE - 11th century BCE
Bronze

9 1/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (diameter) (23.5 cm x 16.19 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: TN.127
Geography: Asia, China
Culture/Nationality: Chinese
Bronze vessels were the most highly valued objects of the Zhou period. These vessels were used in rituals as symbols of power, status, and wealth.

Zhou Dynasty Chinese bronzes were made by piece-mold casting. This method allowed for decorative patterns to be carved or stamped directly on the inner surface of the mold, and thereby permitted sharpness and definition in even the most intricate designs.

This yu, a ritual vessel for food offerings, incorporates many images popular in Shang and Zhou Dynasty bronzes, including taotie (zoomorphic mask) and kui (dragon) motifs, as well as stylized, geometric designs such as the nipples encased in square lozenges that cover the body of the vessel.

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