Wine container (Hu)

Period: Eastern Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period (770–476 B.C.)

Date: early 5th century B.C.

Culture: China

Medium: Bronze inlaid with copper

Dimensions: H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)

Classification: Metalwork

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1999

Accession Number: 1999.46a, b

Description

A portion of this vessel’s surface has retained its original corrosion-free brassy color. The triangular forms around the rim are inlaid with copper, which has turned dark and is partially covered by green corrosion.

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