libation cup

Rhinoceros horn, libation cup carved in a floral form with high relief decoration on exterior depicting two crawling 'qi' dragons and entwined stems of magnolia and mallow bearing flowers and leaves.

Rhinoceros horn libation cups were not only used as ritual vessels, they were also collectible to scholars.

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