The jar is used to contain ritual wine.
The jar is in the shape of a galic. The whole body is stereotyped with dragon and rhombus patterns. The bottom of the jar is engraved with an inscription of the following content:
Made by the Emperor
Available upon needs, suitable for all uses, employed by all courtiers.
Minh Mang, Ky Hoi Year
Adapted from the dragons and mountains jars of Han Dynasty.