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Ritual wine vessel, or jiao, with taotie masks and thunder-scroll pattern

Glossary

taotie

  • taotie

    Stylized monster mask decoration with prominent eyes and scrolling horns. The motif has been known since the 1100s. Its significance remains mysterious.

Location

    • Ground floor | Room 10 | China to 800

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