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Square Bronze Ding with Human Mask Design
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This Ding is the only one decorated with a human mask in China. The bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties are remarkable for their exaggerated and peculiar animal masks, thus giving significant importance and value to this Ding that was decorated with an identical human mask at each side of its body.

History of the Object
Unearthed from Tanheli Village, Huangcai Town, Ningxiang County, Hunan Province in 1958-1959.

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Type
Archaeological 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Width 23.7 cm. Height 38.5 cm. Length 29.8 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Hunan Province,China 
Geography
China 
Time period
BCE 16th century ~ BCE 8th century 
Creation date
BCE; 16th Century BCE - 8th Century BCE; Shang and Zhou Dynasties (16th Century BCE - 771 BCE) 
Function
Sacrificial utensil 
Acquisition
Around 1958 to 1959, a farmer found this Square Ding with Human Mask Design while digging up soil in a place called Tanheli Village and shortly afterwards, he sold it to a junk dealer. Fortunately, the fragments of this treasure were found by a worker sent by the Hunan Provincial Museum to look for cultural relics at the salvage station. After preliminary piecing them together and analysing it, it was found that this artifact had only one leg and the bottom missing. Two years later the missing leg was found and used to replace the substitute. 
Copyright
Hunan Provincial Museum Copyright 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum 
Credit line
http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/eng 
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