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Vessel and cover, dou

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Vessel and cover, dou

Date

Eastern Zhou dynasty, (770-221 BC): Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Medium

Black pottery

Dimensions

H: 20.7 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0316.1-2.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

The dou vessel, used for displaying food at a ceremonial banquet, originated in ceramic and was also often made in lacquer. It was only developed in bronze from about 900 BC. This example, with its black burnished surface, mimics the appearance of lacquer.

Vessel and cover, dou Eastern Zhou dynasty, (770-221 BC): Warring States Period (475-221 BC) © Compton Verney