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Scarifice by Tongle Ding

Vessel  /  Geometric   Design
Published: 28.06.2021
Tongle Ding
Vessel
Scarifice
2021
Sterling silver, red copper.
10 x 10 x 15 cm

most of the drinking vessels in Shang Dynasty were used on ceremonial occasions. Due to the need of sacrificial activities, sacrificial drinking vessels came into being. The technique of metal folding is chosen in the creation. Because this technique can only be folded in a specific way, the effect after folding is regular and orderly. The author thinks that this is similar to a sense of restraint expressed by the ritual function of drinking vessels in the Shang Dynasty. Therefore, the author finally borrows the modeling elements of Jue in drinking utensils, supplemented by contemporary metal folding techniques, and wants to reproduce the drinking utensils of Shang Dynasty in a new form.
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