Ritual vessel & cover by Unknown Artist

Heavily patinated yu type vessel.

Details

Dimensions:
26 x 13 x 10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
Acquired in:
1970
Vendor:
Sydney L Moss

It has a fitted domed lid culminating in a flared cylinder intended to form a foot-ring when the lid is upturned, to serve as a cup. Lid and body are ornamented with bands of amphisbaena dragons, the base of the body with long-tailed birds; the handle with monster-masks elongated into cicada-like forms.

Provenance

Schiro collection

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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