Bronze libation cup from a Chinese tomb, Chueh variety, 1500-500 BC.

 
Bronze libation cup from a Chinese tomb, Chueh variety, 1500-500 BC.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Libations were traditionally made at the openings of religious festivals and ceremonies. The libation cup was used to pour an alcoholic drink as an offering to the gods.

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