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Jue

Jue may refer to:

  • Jue (vessel) (爵), ancient 3-legged Chinese wine pitcher, usually made of bronze
  • Jue (The Animatrix), fictional character from The Animatrix
  • Bhawoh Jue, NFL Free Safety
  • Dong Jue, court official and general of the Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period

Jue (vessel)

A jue is a shape of Chinese ritual bronze, a tripod vessel or goblet used to serve or warm wine. It was used for ceremonial purposes by the Chinese of the Xia, Shang, and Zhou dynasties. Often the jué had a handle, sometimes in the shape of a dragon. It also has two protuberances on the top of the vessel, which were probably used when lifting the vessel out of heat. As with other shapes, the surface may be decorated with taotie.