Jar (Hu)

This bronze “Hu” was likely used to hold wine and offerings and could have been placed on or near an altar during ceremonies to remember the ancestors.




Object Type

  • Zhou dynasty (1027-221 BC), Warring States Period (475-221 BC), About 350 BC
  • 18 x 14 1/2 in. Diam. (45.7 x 36.8 cm)
  • none
  • 2006.301
  • Gift of Paul and Emily Bourne Grigsby
  • An old collection in England that was broken up some 35 years ago.