A large bronze Hu with ring handles

Jar (Hu)


Zhou dynasty (1027-221 BC), Warring States Period (475-221 BC), About 350 BC

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.

  • Titles Jar (Hu) (Descriptive)
  • Artist China
  • Medium bronze
  • Dimensions 18 x 14 1/2 in. Diam. (45.7 x 36.8 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Paul and Emily Bourne Grigsby, 2006.301
  • Work Type jar
  • Classification Containers