Thursday, August 05, 2004


Wade-Giles romanization �fu � type of Chinese bronze vessel used as a food container, it was produced largely from the middle Zhou period (c. 900 - c. 600 BC) through the Warring States period (475 - 221 BC). Rectangular in shape and divided into two parts, the vessel was supported by angular feet at each corner; the lid was almost a duplicate of the bottom (in principle much like the dui). In ancient documents the vessel was also


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