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K'ang-hou Square Ting

Tags: bronzes | National Palace Museum | vessel | Western Chou


Early Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
Height: 27.8 cm, rim diameter: 20.4 x 15.5 cm  
The inscription on this vessel mentions a "Marquis K'ang (K'ang-hou)", the younger brother of King Wu during the reign of King Ch'eng and who had this ceremonial vessel made for sacrifices at his clan shrine.

Text: Yu Kuo-ching

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