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Big Meng Ding Tripod: Best of Ancient Chinese Calligraphy

Name: Big Meng Ding Tripod | 中文名: 大孟鼎
Dated to: ~1020-996 B.C. | Culture: West Zhou Dynasty
Unearthed: ~1820-1850A.D. @ Mei, Shaanxi | Current location: National Museum of China
Dimension: diameter 78.3cm, height 100.8cm| Weight: 153.3kg
One of the best bronze wares from Zhou dynasty
This bronze ware was cast at the time of King Kang of Zhou. It’s one of the largest bronze wares from Zhou Dynasty. Its sturdy style, artful design, graceful finish, all makes it a precious heritage.
Art of its inscriptions: beautiful calligraphy
Inside the vessel, there are 19 rows, 291 characters of …