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"Fu I" Chih Wine Vessel with Cicada Pattern

Tags: rare books | Shang dynasty | vessel


Zhi is a wine goblet. This zhi (蟬紋父乙觶) was made in the Shang Dynasty and inscribed with two characters. Relievo-engraved (陽刻) on the bottom are cicada patterns, symbolizing endless life. The rubbing image was excellently done by master Zhou Xiding (周希丁).

National Central Library Chinese Rare Books Collection Digitization Project