Bronze Tripod, the Symbol of Authority

In ancient China, bronze tripod vessels were the official symbols of a kingdom’s authority. This bronze tripod, measuring 1.13 metre high, was unearthed from a Chu king’s tomb. Chu Kingdom (1115BC-223BC), located in southern Yangtze River around today’s Hubei and Anhui, was one of a vessel state of Zhou Federation and later became one of the seven most powerful kingdoms during […]

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