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東周 青銅敦
Grain Serving Vessel (Dui)

Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–256 B.C.)
Date:
ca. 5th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); Diam. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.100.7a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This vessel’s deeply reserved ornamentation was meant to be filled with colored inlay. The lid, when inverted, functions as a serving dish.
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