Western Zhou Ritual Vessel

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 12 December 2018
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The bronze and its inscription were cast for the Duke of Xing, a descendant of a famous historical figure, the Duke of Zhou. The long inscription inside dedicates the vessel to the Duke of Zhou. It records the gift of three groups of men to the Duke of Xing in return, no doubt, for some service to the Zhou king or Zhou court. Early to Middle Western Zhou period, 11th to 10th century BCE. From modern-day China. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, December 12). Western Zhou Ritual Vessel. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9497/western-zhou-ritual-vessel/

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