By Associated Press - Sunday, November 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What do you call a 3,000-year-old rhino?

No, it’s not a joke; it’s a contest.

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is inviting the public to submit nicknames for an ancient Chinese bronze vessel in the shape of a rhinoceros.

The 12-inch-high ritual vessel may once have held wine or food.

The museum says it’s a masterpiece and should get the term of endearment it deserves.

People can submit one-word nicknames for the rhino by Jan. 1. Entry forms are on the museum’s website.

Museum staff will choose three names, awarding prizes that include a museum gift card and a plush rhino.

The public will then vote for a final winner, which will be announced in February.

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