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春秋 青銅豆
Grain Serving Vessel (Dou)

Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.)
Date:
late 6th–early 5th century BC
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.20.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
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.
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