Ritual wine container with handle (You)


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 233

The entire surface, even the handle, of this you is covered with low- and high-relief patterns. There are stylized animal “masks” (taotie) with circular knots for eyes on the body, animal heads at the ends of the handle, and inscriptions on the underside of the lid and body.

Ritual wine container with handle (You), Bronze, China

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