Tripod Cooking Vessel (Li)
- Shang dynasty (ca. 1600–1046 B.C.)
- 12th–11th century B.C.
- Earthenware with comb striations
- H. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Dr. Benjamin Pasamanick and Dr. Hilda Knobloch, 1972
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The tri-lobed shape and combed ridges of this cooking pot increased heating efficiency by maximizing the vessel’s surface area.