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Tripod Caldron (Ding)

A work made of gray earthenware with mold-impressed decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of gray earthenware with mold-impressed decoration.

Date:

Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE–9 CE

Artist:

China

About this artwork

During the Han dynasty, economic stability and growth allowed officials and landowners to afford burial goods like aristocratic families could. Clay replicas of costly bronze and lacquer vessels also met the wider demand from middle-income patrons for tomb furnishings. This cauldron, modeled after a common bronze shape, has a lid that depicts a sinuous dragon—a design commonly found on lacquerware.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

Tripod Caldron (Ding)

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

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206 BCE–9 CE

Medium

Gray earthenware with mold-impressed decoration

Dimensions

23.2 × 27.8 cm (9 1/8 × 10 15/16 in.); Diam.: 27.8 cm (10 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Potter Palmer

Reference Number

1937.790

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