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Lei (Ritual Wine Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


late 4th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Lei (Ritual Wine Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
: Chinese Bronzes Added to Pillsbury Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze with gold, silver and copper inlay
Size: 9 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (24.77 x 31.75 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China, Lo-yang
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty; Warring States period, 4th century BCE.
Physical Description: Wine vessel; bronze with gold, silver, and copper inlay. This vessel, variously called Hu, Lei, and Min is closely related to the Ting inlaid with silver, Karlgren Number 47 (50.46.76), and may possibly be part of the same set. The decor of the several be
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.112
Added to Site: February 28, 2009