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Covered Food Container
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Covered Food Container


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Description On the lid are scenes of hunting and of related ritual activities: the selection of mulberry branches for bows, the shooting of birds, and the sacrifice of a winged animal. The section shown in the drawing depicts the preparation of food within a raised building. Below, musicians strike hanging gongs and bells. Outside, four figures brandishing spears perform a weapons dance. Around the bowl of the vessel appear armed men among animals, many of them fantastic.
Exhibitions
  • Raiders and Traders on China's Northern Frontier. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., Washington, D.C.. 1995-1996.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
6th-5th century BC
Medium
bronze with copper inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2182
Measurements
7 11/16 x 9 in. (19.6 x 22.9 cm)
Geographies
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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