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Chinese Carved Celadon Jade Lidded Vase
Gourd-shaped Vessel, Eastern Zhou dynasty. Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an. This container for liquids is pleasingly cast in the shape of a gourd. It is decorated on the body with six incised bands, and fitted with a bird's-head lid. The cast-on handle is attached to the lid by a chain with two unequal links. Compare: a similar vessel from Shanxi.