Foot of a tripod

Accession No. T0024061
Period Neolithic
Material Pottery
Findspot Niu-ma-tou Site
Geographic Location Wucuo Village, Qingshui District, Taichung City
Dimension Diam of Foot 2.6 cm; H. 6.2 cm


As this pottery piece is bent and leaning to one side with an overall shape of an animal leg, archaeologists suspect it is either a leg of a tripod, a foot stand or a part of a theriomorphic vessel. Without the whole vessel, the function of the artifact cannot be confirmed.