Gu-shaped Cup

Accession No. R018297
Period Shang Dynasty
Material Bones
Findspot Royal Tomb No.1001 Hsi-pei-kang, Yin Xu site
Geographic Location Hou-Chia-Chuang village, Anyang, Honan province, China
Dimension H. 28.2 cm; Diam. 11.7 cm


Period: Chinese Bronze Age. Shang dynasty.(1400-1100B.C.)
Medium: Bone

This carved bone object unearthed from Royal Tomb No.1001. The tall cup Gu (觚) was made from elephant bone with excellent carvings. On one side, there are two holes for attaching handle to the cup.