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Ritual food vessel and cover, dou

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Ritual food vessel and cover, dou

Date

Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC): about 400-300 BC

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H: 24 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0312.1-2.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

A dou was a ritual vessel for offering food, shaped as a tall stand with a cover. It was a very common form in pottery and lacquer. This bronze example is decorated with fine interlaced patterns around the middle of the body, which may have been developed through stamping or repeated impressions in the mould, a form of mass production for this ornament.

Ritual food vessel and cover, dou Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475-221 BC): about 400-300 BC © Compton Verney