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Ting: O.1-1941

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Ting Caldron, bronze with black inlay, inscribed. There are three pillar like legs under a semi spherical body, with two rectangular loop handles. The body is divided by small ridges into six parts, each containing a dragon. Where their heads butt at one of the divisions, a t'ao t'ieh mask is formed. Above this, there are two in each part, forming a frieze.


History note: Unknown before testator

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Bequeathed by E. Maurice B. Ingram

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 25 cm
Height: 31.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley


Shang-yin dynasty, c. 1766-1122 B.C.
Circa -1766 - -1122

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Accession number: O.1-1941
Primary reference Number: 138275
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 25 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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