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Lacquered Lidded Wooden Dou with Patterns of Dragons and Pheonixes

Hubei Provincial Museum

Hubei Provincial Museum
Wuhan, China

Dou is a kind of food container. This piece of lacquer ware is actually an imitation of a Bronze Dou yet the vivid decorations made the imitation more artistic than the original one. The Dou is held high like a goblet and on each side of the Dou there is a large handle with embossed dragons. The Dou has a black lacquer base, above which painted red patterns of net, phoenixes and water chestnuts.

Details

  • Title: Lacquered Lidded Wooden Dou with Patterns of Dragons and Pheonixes
  • Location: Unearthed from Leigudun Tomb (No.1 ), Suizhou, Hubei
  • Medium: Lacquer
  • Excavation Date: 1978
  • Dynasty: Around 433 B.C. (the East Zhou Dynasty and the early Warring States Period)
  • Dimensions: Total height: 24.3 cm; width: 18 cm; weight: 8.4 kg.

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