Chinese Bronze Copper Mouse Beast, Dragon, Xi Zun Wine Vessel.

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Chinese Bronze Copper Mouse Beast, Dragon, Xi Zun Wine Vessel.

 

The Zun or Yi, used until the Northern Song (960–1126) is a type of Chinese ritual bronze or ceramic wine vessel with a round or square vase-like form, sometimes in the shape of an animal, first appearing in the Shang Dynasty 18th–12th century BC. Used in religious ceremonies to hold wine, the Zun has a wide lip to facilitate pouring.

Its function is to provide the offering of wine to the deceased through ceremonial practices. The Xi Zun Vessel was not only used to store wine but it was also used to keep the wine warm. This is the only bronze piece discovered to combine the two functions.

Item Code - BRO2B321QRG

Width: 3 7/8"  Height: 9 3/8"  Depth: 7"  Weight: 1.964 kg


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