About this artwork
This vessel, with a carefully balanced spout and pointed rim, was probably used to heat and pour wine during ceremonies of ancestor worship. The second character of the inscription, showing four footprints around a square, has been read by scholars as a family name.
- Ancestor dedication cast under handle: Prince of Wei
- 19.7 × 16.5 × 8.0 cm (7 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Russell Tyson