Li tripod with combed cord pattern
Longshan culture (Shaanxi province) or possibly Shang Period
Date: 3rd -2nd millennium BCE
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