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Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century
Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century - Asian Art & Antiques Style Middle age Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century - Middle age Antiquités - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century
Ref : 72143
6 500 €
Period :
16th century
Provenance :
China
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
L. 5.91 inch | Ø 7.09 inch
Asian Art & Antiques  - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century 16th century - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century Middle age - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century Antiquités - Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century
Kim J. Nazzi

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Bronze ding vessel, Song Dynasty, 11th-13th century

An important bronze "ding" vessel, a type of ancient Chinese cooking or holding vessel, with two handles on the rim and supported by three stubby legs without ornamentation. The handles are held by "taotie" or monster mask, which are placed frontal and bilaterally symmetrical with a pair of raised eyes and typically no lower jaw area. The body and the lid are profusely engraved with floral and geometric design. The lid is surmounted by three recumbent hounds.

The ding was often used in divinatory ceremonies for sacrificial offerings, or it was buried with its owner in a tomb as a spiritual utensil (mingqi). The number of ding a person owned was determined by his rank in the social and political hierarchy.

China. Song Dynasty. 11th-13th century.

Provenance: ex Grusenmeyer-Woliner gallery.

Dimensions: height 15,8cm ; diameter 18,8cm

In perfect condition with a beautiful oxidized patina with traces of cuprite.

Kim J. Nazzi

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