Ding vessels with this decoration appear to be very rare. However, a closely related, though slightly larger (28.5 cm. high) example is in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, where it is dated to the 10th century. See W. Watson, The Arts of China to AD 900, Yale University Press, 1995, p. 32, no. 65. While some differences in the Nelson-Atkins example can be seen, including the confronted kui dragons flanking the bail handles, the pronounced horns of the taotie adorning the legs, and the flanges on the sides of the vessel which extend through the panel of vertical ribs, the subject matter, configuration, and proportions are nearly identical.