Tripod vessel (Ding) and lid, of red earthenware covered with a green lead glaze. The tripod vessel was used as a cooking pot since Neolithic times. During the Han dynasty it was used purely as a food container, its decline being attributed to the emergence of stoves.
[Vessel] Tripod vessel, in the form of a circular tripod bowl with two angular handles rising above the rim.
[Lid] Domed lid horizontally fluted, with ram's head on the top and three round bosses.