China, Possibly Henan Province, Zhou Dynasty (1100-256 BC)
Reference #: PE1214
Height: 13 inches (33 cm)
Width (handle to handle): 17 inches (43.2 cm)
Lei vessel of dark brown high fired pottery modeled after a bronze form, the jar is of ovoid form with four wide lugs interspersed with four circular compositions, geometrical and symmetrical of stylized dragon forms in S-shaped contortions spiraling around the center, the fitted cover with four more lugs and a further central circular composition in relief.