Gilt Beast-footed Tsun with Mountain Design

AnonymousAD 25-AD 220

National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

The tsun was the main wine vessel used in the Han dynasty, its production and decoration often being quite refined. The surface of this vessel was gilt, and its outer decoration composed of images of spirits, auspicious beasts, and winged (immortal) figures, representing paradise as envisioned by people in the Han dynasty.


  • Title: Gilt Beast-footed Tsun with Mountain Design
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: AD 25-AD 220
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 19.6 cm, weight: 2.89 kg
  • Type: Bronzes
  • Rights: National Palace Museum
  • Dynasty: Eastern Han dynasty

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