Tripod Vessel, Warring States Period, 475 – 221 B

Tripod Vessel, Warring States Period, 475 – 221 B.C., China © Zetterquist Galleries

Height: 11cm. Diameter: 17cm

A globular jar of dense high-fired earthenware with three tiny feet of pinched form. The body is decorated with an impressed finely textured pattern, intended to seal up the walls to hold liquid inside. There is a very small totie-mask-and-ring decoration on the front of the vessel and a strap handle with a totie-mask shaped top, both alluding to the bronze prototypes of these wares. There are lines of repair on the handle, and areas of burial debris and a small tar-like kiln adhesion to the body.

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