About this artwork
Squatting male and female figures support this basin; dragon-shaped handles bite at its rim. Such sculptural features enliven the silhouettes of late Western Zhou vessels, although their surface decor often reflects less vitality. The simple, ribbonlike bands encircling the basin have been dramatically abstracted from components of earlier monster masks.
- 800 BCE–600 BCE
- H. 13.7 cm (5 1/2 in.); diam. 41.8 cm (16 1/2 in.)
- Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection