Bronze Zhi


Zhi is a type of goblet for drinking wine. Its body is flat or round, with an open mouth, a deep belly, a ring foot, and sometimes a lid. Zhi came into use only in the late Shang Dynasty. Later, it replaced Gu on some occasions and joined the Jue to form a fixed set. But with the decline of drinking vessels in rituals, Zhi never got a chance to be fully developed.