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Duo You Ding﹐A Tripod


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 .Insidel 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 KingLi.