13 mars 2009

A bronze ritual food vessel, Gui, second half middle Western Zhou dynasty, 9th century bc

A bronze ritual food vessel, Gui, second half Middle Western Zhou dynasty, 9th century bc The swelling body cast in relief on each side with a small taotie mask flanked by pairs of birds with backwards-turned heads and long tails and crests, above a bow-string band, with a pair of loop handles cast at the top with a horned mask, along the sides with intaglio scrolls and at the bottom with a pendent tab, raised on a spreading foot encircled by a band of overlapping scales representing feathers, with an allover pale milky-green... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2009

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC

An Unusual Bronze Ritual Tripod Cooking Vessel And A Cover, Ding. Mid-Western Zhou Dynasty, 9th Century BC The slightly spreading body raised on three tall, tapering supports, and encircled below the rim with a band cast in thread relief with three elongated taotie masks formed by pairs of dragons with large oblong eyes and quilled bands confronted on a narrow flange, each followed by an extra segment filled with an eye surrounded by scrolls, the band interrupted by a pair of upright U-shaped handles, the slightly domed cover... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Alain Truong à 23:56 - - Commentaires [0] - Permalien [#]
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