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Bronze Bronze rectangular Dou inlaid with turquoise
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Bronze rectangular Dou inlaid withturquoise

Warring States Period475-221B.C.

Unearthed at Jixian,Henan

Height: 24.5cm

Mouth diameter:25cm


Dou, food vessel, has deep belly,and it is mostly fitted with a lid. The body of the vessel isdecorated with copper and turquoise. The technique is called"inlaying technique", which refers to the technique of decoratingbronze objects by inlaying such metal wire or plaques as of gold,silver or copper, or turquoise, lacquer etc. into the groovesengraved on the surface of bronze. The technique was popular in theSpring and Autumn Period 770-476B.C.and the WarringStates Period 475-221B.C..