The brass tripod vessels consists of a round bowl set on three solid legs, characteristics of the Yang Shao area. The tripod was usually used as a incense holder, it has a very distinctive hemispherical body, two vertical handles on the outsides and three solid feets and somewhat cylindrical. This is a replica of a incense holder
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