Duo You Ding·A Tripod

2017-05-15 14:29:57 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

Late Period of the Western Zhou Dynasty

Height:51.5cm Diameter of Mouth:50cm

Unearthed in 1980 from Xiaquan Village, Chang’an County, Shaanxi Province

As a ceremonial food vessel, this tripod was the most popular form of ancient Chinese bronze vessel. Inside it was inscribed with 278 characters, which were regarded as important material for researching the war history of the Western Zhou Dynasty and the relationship between the Zhou people and Yan Yun (a minority nationality in northern China) during the reign of King Li.