H. 8 3/8 in (21.3 cm); W. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); L.11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1960
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 204
Fanciful vessels such as this were produced primarily in south China; however, examples in both clay and bronze have been found in the north as well. The shape has a long history and was first produced in the second and third centuries for pouring liquids.