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Square ewer with design of lotusand crane

Spring and Autumn Period770-476B.C.

Unearthed at Xinzheng,Henan

Height: 117cm

Mouth dimension: 30.5×24.9cm

 

This ewer, excavated in 1923,belonged to the King of the Zheng State . The vivid crane on itstop of the ewer, which is spreading its wings ready for flightcontrasts sharply to the traditional overelaborate decorations onits body. It reflects a completely new artistic idea in late Springand Autumn Period.