The body of the vessel displays a band of hanging blades with crisply delineated cicadas in a ground of squared spirals. In the neck belt, piars of consecutive beaked dragons are separated from pairs of antithetical beaked dragons by rudimentary flanges. Again the background is squared spirals. Patinagreen.

Ding food vessel, 12th century BCE

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsburyexpand_more  50.46.17

G214expand_more
Details
Title
Ding food vessel
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.17
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The body of the vessel displays a band of hanging blades with crisply delineated cicadas in a ground of squared spirals. In the neck belt, piars of consecutive beaked dragons are separated from pairs of antithetical beaked dragons by rudimentary flanges. Again the background is squared spirals. Patinagreen.