Grain Serving Vessel (Dui), Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.), ca. 5th century B.C. Bronze. H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm). H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.7a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This vessel’s deeply reserved ornamentation was meant to be filled with colored inlay. The lid, when inverted, functions as a serving dish.