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Zun (flower vase) of bronze, partly gilt, in style of ancient sacrificial wine vessel decorated with ogre masks and dragons on a key-fret diaper ground inlaid with silver: China, made by Hu Wenming, Ming Dynasty, Wanli reign, c. 1600 AD

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Zun, Flower vase

Production information

Hu Wenming, 1570 - 1620
China, East Asia


c. 1600

Style / Culture

Wanli reign, Ming Dynasty, Chinese


Bronze, Gilt bronze, Silver

Physical description

Bronze, partly gilt; decorated with ogre masks and dragons on a ground of key-fret diaper inlaid with silver


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