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)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
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.