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Spout in the Form of An Animal Head

Unknown CreatorEastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)

Hallwyl Museum

Hallwyl Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

SPOUT IN THE FORM OF AN ANIMAL HEAD
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)
Reportedly discovered in Shouzhou (centered in present-day Shou County, Anhui province)
Inventory number: XLIX:I:C.s.01.

This object is a spout In the form of a scaley animal head. It has spiral horns, and the mouth serves as the opening of the spout. There are still remnants of brown lacquer on the surface, reminding us that some of these objects would have originally had a different surface appearance than today.

Details

  • Title: Spout in the Form of An Animal Head
  • Creator: Unknown Creator
  • Date Created: Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.2 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Chinese Bronze Age, Spouts, Kettles
  • Rights: CC BY

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