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Wine vessel, fou

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Wine vessel, fou

Date

Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H: 29.7 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0377.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

This wine vessel is supported on a rounded foot decorated with a rope-twist band, a design mirrored in the body of the vessel, where twisted rope separates oblong panels of dense geometric motif. Each of the large S-shaped handles is cast in the form of a scaly, bat-eared animal whose lower half merges with the form of a small feline with tiger-like stripes.

Wine vessel, fou Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770-475 BC) © Compton Verney