Yi water vessel with coiling kui dragon pattern, mid Spring and Autumn period, c. 7th-6th century BCE

Yi water vessel with coating kui dragon pattern, mid Spring and Autumn period, c. 7th to 6th center BCE

  • Image Number:C1A001130N000000000PAB
  • Dynasty:Spring and Autumn period
  • Category:Bronzes
  • Function:ritual vessels, Water dispenser
  • Material:mineral/metal/bronze
  • Description:. The shape of this utensil is like a quadruped beast. The mouth edge and abdomen of the utensil are decorated with two rows of continuous coiled Kui patterns. The four Kui are curled up into four feet, and the bowed body is connected to the ventral bottom of the utensil. As a Kui dragon, it has a vivid and natural image. The open stream is shaped like a beast’s head, and the mouth of the beast is open to flow, which is quite ingenious

春秋中期 蟠夔紋匜

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