These vases are very typical for the Xiajiadian culture. A monumental shape, with three legs, sometimes referred to as goat’s teeth. Ritch carbonated pottery, a cooking vessel that could stand in a fire. Dated around 1500 b.C. This example is as most examples reconstructed, but almost all from original pieces. One piece missing on the rim. The Xiajiadian culture is divided in the Lower and Upper Xiajiadian. These vases are mostly dated in the Upper phase, a bronze culture, in southeast Inner Mongolia.