14 mars 2009

A Rare Small Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Gui, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th Century BC

A Rare Small Bronze Ritual Food Vessel, Gui, Late Shang Dynasty, 12th Century BC The bombé body flat-cast with two bands of decoration, the main band comprised of four taotie masks, two centered on a notched flange on each side, the other two centered on the C-scroll handles which issue from a dragon mask and have a small tab pendent from the bottom, the narrow upper band with four pairs of dragons with oblong eyes cast in relief centered on two sides by a relief-cast animal mask and separated on the other two sides by the... [Lire la suite]
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