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Tripod

Tripod

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    2000 BC-1700 BC (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, unglazed

  • Museum number:

    C.34-1962

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 8

This tripod, called a 'li' in Chinese, was a cooking pot. In neolithic China such daily utensils were sometimes buried with their owners when they died.

Physical description

Unglazed earthenware food vessel Li

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

2000 BC-1700 BC (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, unglazed

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm

Descriptive line

Longshan black ware tripod food vessel li, China, 2000-1700 BC

Labels and date

Cooking pot
Stone Age
2000-1700 BC

Unglazed black earthenware
Longshan culture, north China

Museum no. C.34-1962 [2007]

Categories

Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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