Li tripod with combed cord pattern

Li tripod with combed cord pattern
Longshan culture (Shaanxi province) or possibly Shang Period

No: 0004

Date: 3rd -2nd millennium BCE
Material: earthenware
Height: 6 1/4 inches (15.87 cm)
Diameter: 6 1/2 inches (16.51 cm)

This shape of tripod is referred to li. The legs of the vessel bulge on the exterior. The body of the vessel is covered in a comb cord pattern. The rim around the mouth is thick and has an everted lip.

Photo by Maria Paula Armelin

 

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