Grain Serving Vessel (Dou), Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.), late 6th–early 5th century BC. Bronze. H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); Diam. of foot 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm); Diam. of rim 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); Rogers Fund, 1925, 25.20.2a, b. © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
A subtle all-over pattern of interwoven bands complements the graceful shape of this vessel, which is further adorned by the four nearly naturalistic feline handles.