Bronze Flagon with a Chain - Part

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum

Two flagon were unearthed from the central tomb chamber. There are two ears along the bottleneck and a chain is hanging on the ear. The lid is also connected to the chain. The handle, which is covered in patterns of leaves and cloud, is actually more decorative than functional.

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  • Title: Bronze Flagon with a Chain - Part
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: Height: 40.5 cm; top diameter: 10.2 cm; middle diameter: 19 cm; bottom diameter: 13.4 cm; weight: 5.6 kg.