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Square ewer with design of lotus and crane
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Square ewer with design of lotus and crane

Spring and Autumn Period 770-476B.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 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.