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An Immitation of Bronze Pot with Three Ears

Western Zhou Dynasty

Height: 33.8cm   Caliber: 9.6cm   Foot diameter: 9.8cm

Excavated from Qishan County, Shaanxi Province in 1963

This pot, in terms of its shape, is a bronze-imitated pottery ritual vessel, which was used for burial in the early period of the Western Zhou Dynasty. Similar pots were mostly unearthed in the early to mid Western Zhou Dynasty tombs, where they were combined with li, gui and jar to form pottery ritual vessels suite. Although this pot replaces the bronze ritual vessel as the burial object, the shape is accurate, the production is exquisite, the times characteristics are distinct, is the precious information which studies the Western Zhou Dynasty material culture.