Ho, kettle

Shang dynasty, ca. 12th century B.C.
Height: 57.6 cm Weight: 4650 g

This spouted vessel with lobed body has four cylindrical legs. The unusual cover is in the form of a coiled dragon in high relief. The handle opposite the spout is surmounted by an animal mask. The entire surface of the body and spout is decorated with k'uei-dragons and animal masks.

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