|Spring & Autumn Period, circa 770 - 476 BCE|
The body of each vessel is adorned with five registers of a low-relief design often classified as abstract dragons. Two large taotieh mask-and-ring handles are attached high on the shoulder of the hu, while two small versions are secured just above the widest point of the body.
The large rings bear a braided rope pattern on the underside, and a geometric design on the front. This latter pattern is repeated on both faces of the smaller rings. The braided rope pattern is repeated on the foot-ring.
Four elaborate zoomorphic finials grace the lid, which displays two registers and a central medallion of the low-relief design. Four zoomorphic masks extend below the lid rim to overlap the mouth of the vessel, holding the lid in position.
|Analytic tests performed:- Metallographic examination (Expert Analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia)- Radiographic study (Expert Analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia)- XRF analysis (Expert Analysis, Williamsburg, Virginia)|
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