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Chinese Warring States Period Dou Bronze Vessel


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1172124
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An archaic bronze vessel decorated with geometric motif and scrolling vines. The vessel is known as a dou, which was used to offer food to the gods. Additionally the chinese character for bean is shaped in the same way as the dou vessel where it was thought that beans were offering inside the vessel. Age: Warring States Period Size: Height: 8.25" Diameter: 9"