Spring and Autumn Period （770-476B.C.）
Unearthed at Xinzheng, Henan
Mouth dimension: 30.5×24.9cm
This ewer, excavated in 1923, belonged to the King of the Zheng State . The vivid crane on its top of the ewer, which is spreading its wings ready for flight contrasts sharply to the traditional overelaborate decorations on its body. It reflects a completely new artistic idea in late Spring and Autumn Period.