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Bronze rectangular Ding with animal mask motif
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Bronze rectangular Ding with animal mask motif

Shang Dynasty 16th century-11st century B.C.

Unearthed at Zhengzhou, Henan

Height: 87cm

Mouth dimension: 67×61cm

 

This Ding is the earliest large rectangular Ding discovered in China so far. It is of great importance for the study of the social system and casting technique of the Shang Dynasty.