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An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Lei), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 戎罍

Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Lei), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 戎罍

An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Lei), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 戎罍

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An inscribed archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Lei)

Late Shang dynasty

商末 戎罍


cast beneath each of the handles on the shoulder with a clan pictogram reading rong

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Height 14⅜ in., 36.4 cm

The rim has a short consolidated diagonal crack, measuring approx. 4 cm. Otherwise, the vessel is in general good condition with some expected wear and minor casting imperfections, including a few small patches of thinner bronze to the base. X-Ray images available upon request.


口沿見一短道斜向裂紋經加固,約4公分。除此外,整體品相良好,見些許正常磨損及輕微鑄造瑕疵,包括底部幾處小塊區域略薄。X光片可供索取。


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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。

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Acquired in Hong Kong, 1996.


購於香港,1996年

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 14.


彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版14

The single pictogram cast beneath the handles has been interpreted as the character rong 戎, which was the name of a clan active during the late Shang to early Western Zhou dynasty. Few extant bronzes from this clan are known, including a pair of bronze gu from the late Shang dynasty, excavated in Cangshan county, Shandong province, in 1963, now preserved in the Linyi Museum, Linyi city, published in Minao Hayashi, Inshu-jidai seidoki-monyo no kenkyu / Studies on Yin and Zhou Bronze Decoration: A Conspectus of Yin and Zhou Bronze Vessels, vol. II, Tokyo, 1984, p. 324, fig. 95; a fang ding in the Jinan Museum, Jinan, illustrated in Liu Yu and Lu Yan, eds., Jinchu Yin Zhou jinwen jilu [Compilation of recently discovered bronze inscriptions], vol. 2, Beijing, 2002, pl. 165; a zun, formerly in the collection of Liu Tizhi (1879-1962) and Yu Shengwu (1896-1984), now in the National Museum of China, Beijing, published in The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ed., Yinzhou jinwen jicheng [Compendium of Yin and Zhou bronze inscriptions], vol. 5, Beijing, 2007, no. 05601; and an early Western Zhou gui from the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, included in Yan Yiping, Jinwen Zongji [Corpus of Bronze Inscriptions], Taipei, 1983, no. 2312.