Other Bronze in National Palace Museum, part3
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of other bronze artifacts from the Song dynasty! Here, you can explore some of the most impressive and unique bronze pieces from this period. We have a variety of different items on display here, including the P'eng-tsu-ting Ting, a Gui food container with square base and phoenix pattern, a Zun wine vessel to Yi the grandfather, a Square Ding cauldron of Marquis of Kang and a Zun wine vessel of Ya-qin to Yi the father. These are all important pieces in Chinese history that tell us about how people interacted with each other during this time period. Come take a look at these fascinating artifacts today!
1. P'eng-tsu-ting Ting
This is the heaviest and largest vessel in the National Palace Museum. It is very grand, with majestic animal-mask patterns decorating it. The initial character of the inscription, "P'eng," is the symbol of the clan of which the person who made this vessel belonged to.
2. Gui food container with square base and phoenix pattern
Gui vessels and ding cauldrons were important types of bronze food containers often used together. Cauldrons were used to hold meat, while gui vessels held cooked rice, maize, and other grains.
3. Zun wine vessel to Yi the grandfather
This zun wine vessel was popular during the early Western Zhou dynasty. It has a flared mouth, slightly rotund belly, and a high ring foot, with an angled rim where the base meets the ground. The vessel is decorated with four openwork flanges.
4. Square Ding cauldron of Marquis of Kang
The Fong vessel is a ceremonial vessel that was commissioned by Marquis of Kang. According to historical documents, Kang was the uncle of King Cheng and the youngest brother of the King's father.
5. Zun wine vessel of Ya-qin to Yi the father
There is a Ya-qin crest on both the bronze zun vessel and the bronze seal.