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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.
  • Raiders and Traders on China's Northern Frontier. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington. 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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6th-5th century BC
bronze with copper inlay
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Overall, H: 7 3/4 × W: 8 3/4 × D: 7 1/4 in. (19.7 × 22.2 × 18.4 cm); Base, H: 6 1/8 × W: 8 3/4 × D: 7 1/4 in. (15.6 × 22.2 × 18.4 cm); Lid, H: 2 3/8 × Diam: 7 1/4 in. (6 × 18.4 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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