Bronze: vessel

One bronze hu or zhi with a cylindrical body and lid moulded into an S-shape. Vessel exhibits green patina flecked with metallic orange-red. Four equidistantly-spaced vertical flanges divide lid and body into quadrants. Lid surmounted by a wedge-shaped knob. Lid and body present moulded patterns in shallow relief including divided monster or taotie design.
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Presented by Alley to Canterbury Museum at a luncheon held with Museum Board members, 23 December, 1964.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 111 x 97 x 126mm (4 3/8 x 3 13/16 x 4 15/16")
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