Other Bronze in National Palace Museum, part3
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of bronze artifacts from the Song dynasty! This collection includes a variety of different objects, such as a Square gui food container with Ya Chou emblem, a P'eng-tsu-ting Ting, a Zun wine vessel of Ya-qin to Yi the father, a Ting Vessel with Inscription of the Zhenghe period, and an Oval Liang Measure by imperial decree of 26th year. These artifacts are all incredibly unique and provide us with a glimpse into the culture and history of this time period. We hope you enjoy exploring these incredible pieces!
1. Square gui food container with Ya Chou emblem
This is a gui food container with a square body, compact neck, and high, flared ring foot.
2. P'eng-tsu-ting Ting
The heaviest and largest thing in the collection of the National Palace Museum is the "Grand and Majestic Vessel." It measures 85.5 centimeters in height, 94.65 kilograms in weight, and has a rim diameter of 59.4 cm.
3. Zun wine vessel of Ya-qin to Yi the father
This ceremonial wine vessel was made for the purpose of worshiping Yi the father in the ancestral temple. The Ya-qin crest is found on the bronze zun vessel as well as the bronze seal.
4. Ting Vessel with Inscription of the Zhenghe period
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5. Oval Liang Measure by imperial decree of 26th year
The First Emperor of Imperial Qin conquered six other states and established one grand empire under the heaven. He called himself the First Emperor, replaced the old feudal system with centralized governance, and standardized the written language as well as weights and measures.