|This vessel, with an excellent patina, is a classical form of the Shang dynasty (1766-1122BC). The Li Ji explains that the term jue also means “noble rank,” and describes the jue as an object associated with large banquets and ceremonial occasions. It also describes how it was used: “It was taken from its bamboo hamper, rinsed, lifted in one hand, emptied, set down, put back in its container. The drinker, if it is a guest, will praise the wine: the host will not due to modesty.”|
Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection
See: Rawson, Jessica The Bella and P.P. Chiu Collection of Ancient
Bronzes. Hong Kong: P.P. Chiu Private Publ., 1988, p. 52, pl. 12.
Cf. Harvard Yenching Sinolog
|Circa:||1200 BC, Shang Dynasty|
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