One Yixing yellow-brown ceramic vessel with a short narrow neck sumounting wide shoulders themselves disposed over a three-lobed globular body. Each lobe exhibits a moulded animal head attached to its upper shoulder and tapers to a short stubby foot at the base. The upper shoulders of the vessel present two bands of incised decorations comprising a continuous keyhole pattern beneath which are a series of eighteen ruyi fungus pattern motifs or six per lobe. The vessel's mid-shoulders present three bands of incised decorations comprising a strip of hatched patterning bordered above and below by bands of spiral motifs.
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53.94x58.85mm (H x W)
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“Ceramic: vessel,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed June 1, 2023, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1168.