Bronze ding with tortoise shell diaper pattern, Ming dynasty, China, 1528. A bronze ding with a wide mouth standing on three solid legs issuing from one-horned monster mouths. The mouth rim is everted and the vessel has two U-shaped handles. The zone under the lip is decorated with a band of tortoise-shell hexagonal diaper pattern and the base has an inscription in relief in a large rectangular cartouche dating it to 1528.
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