Libation cup of the "chueh" type, from a tomb
- 1500 -500 BCE in China
Bronze libation cup of the "chueh" type, from a tomb, Chinese, 1500-500 BCE
Libations are liquids such as wine, honey or oil that are poured to honour the dead or in praise of the gods. Collected from a tomb, this bronze libation cup with two upright prongs and three sharply pointed legs is an example of a chueh-type cup. Bronze was an expensive material and this suggests the cup was placed on a tomb by a wealthy family.
- Asian Medicine
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- libation cup
- votive offering
- libation equipment
- libation vessel
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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