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covered tripod cooking vessel
  • China
  • covered tripod cooking vessel, 200 BCE–100 BCE, Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE)
  • Where object was made: China
  • earthenware, inorganic pigment
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 26.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Tsao in honor of Dr. Chu-tsing Li
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0064.a,b

Unglazed globular tripod vessel with lid. A protruding horizontal flange wraps around the midsections of the vessel, providing a surface for the lid to rest on. Above the flange, the top half of the vessel's surface is painted with concentric bands of pink and lavender pigment. a slightly raised lip rims the narrow circular opening in the top of the vessel, which sits on squat, paw-like feet. The lid is shaped like an upturned bowl, and has similar bands of pigment painted in concentric circles. The center of the lid is pierced by three narrow slits.