3 bulbous sections at bottom with 3 thin legs; 2 u-shaped handles; incised geometric designs on exterior bulbous sections

Tripod food vessel li, 13th century BCE

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  99.66.3

Not on Viewexpand_more

This three-lobed vessel is cast in flat relief with three t'ao-tieh masks comprising the chief decoration. The tripod is a good example of a Shang bronze ritual vessel whose basic shape evolved from Neolithic and early Bronze Age ceramics like the one shown to the right.

Details
Title
Tripod food vessel li
Role
Artist
Accession Number
99.66.3
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

In consideration of the health and safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff, Mia is temporarily closed to the public. Learn more here.

3 bulbous sections at bottom with 3 thin legs; 2 u-shaped handles; incised geometric designs on exterior bulbous sections