Wine Container (Hu)
- Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475–221 B.C.)
- 5th century B.C.
- Bronze inlaid with copper
- H. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
- Accession Number:
During the Eastern Zhou period, vessel shapes became simpler, gradually losing their elaborate flanges, while their surfaces were ornamented with intricate patterns of interlaced dragons and inlays of colored stone or precious metals.