Both bowl and cover of this squat Ting are richly decorated with broad horizontal belts of various patterns broad bands of interlaced volutes and angles, granulation and striation, as well as T'ao-t'ieh masks placed upside down. The sides of the bent handles are incised with volutes, the face of the handles with volutes and angles. The knees of the short, thick legs are adorned with t'ao-t'ieh-like masks. Three upright disks with flat, truncated projections at the top are affixed to the lid, which has a central medallion with a border of volutes and angles framing a wide band of Huai heart-shaped blades. The low, rounded bottom of the bowl suggests Kin-ts'un as the possible provenance of this vessel. Patina grayed green with areas of sharp green.

Covered Ting (Ritual Food Vessel), late 5th-4th century BCE

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Title
Covered Ting (Ritual Food Vessel)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.60a,b
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Both bowl and cover of this squat Ting are richly decorated with broad horizontal belts of various patterns broad bands of interlaced volutes and angles, granulation and striation, as well as T'ao-t'ieh masks placed upside down. The sides of the bent handles are incised with volutes, the face of the handles with volutes and angles. The knees of the short, thick legs are adorned with t'ao-t'ieh-like masks. Three upright disks with flat, truncated projections at the top are affixed to the lid, which has a central medallion with a border of volutes and angles framing a wide band of Huai heart-shaped blades. The low, rounded bottom of the bowl suggests Kin-ts'un as the possible provenance of this vessel. Patina grayed green with areas of sharp green.