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Libation cup of the "chueh" type, from a tomb

Libations are liquids such as wine, honey or oil that are poured to honour the dead or in praise of the gods. Collected from a tomb, this bronze libation cup with two upright prongs and three sharply pointed legs is an example of a chueh-type cup. Bronze was an expensive material and this suggests the cup was placed on a tomb by a wealthy family.

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Glossary: libation cup

A libation is an offering of wine, milk, honey, or oil that was poured to honour the dead or to praise the gods.