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A LARGE BRONZE BASIN
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
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857
A LARGE BRONZE BASIN
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
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A LARGE BRONZE BASIN
SONG / JIN DYNASTY
the deep, slightly rounded sides rising to an everted lipped rim, the surface unadorned aside from a raised inscription to the underside of the rim reading guihai nian zhi, the patina in varying tones of gray and green, wood stand (2)
Diameter 16 5/8  in., 42.2 cm
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Catalogue Note

The inscription indicates that the basin was cast in the guihai (60th) year of the sexagenary cycle, a Chinese calendric system dating to at least the Shang dynasty (ca. 1600-1046 BC) when it was recorded on oracle bones. The shape of the basin suggests that it dates to the Song-Jin period, for which the corresponding gui hai years are 963, 1023, 1083, 1143, 1203, and 1263 AD.

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