Wine pouring vessel (Gong)

China (Henan Province, possibly Anyang)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207

Every surface of this vessel is animated with fantastic creatures: an owl-like bird with coiled serpent wings dominates the body while another bird forms the handle. Felines, dragons, and fish fill the spaces in between.

#7360. Spouted Ritual Wine Vessel (Guang)

Wine pouring vessel (Gong), Bronze, China (Henan Province, possibly Anyang)

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