The addition of spiral bosses separated by the central taotie mask found along the rim of this yu appears to be an unusual feature, with the more common decoration being solely that of a stylized dragon motif. However, an almost identical vessel excavated at Luchai Village in Fufeng county, Shanxi, in 1975, is illustrated in Bronzes of the Shang and Chou Unearthed in Shensi, Beijing, 1979, vol. I, no. 50. See, also, two other very similar examples, illustrated in Zhongguo Qingtongqi Quanji - Shang, vol. 4, no. 4, Beijing, 1998, pp. 32-3, no. 32, excavated in You Yu prefecture, Shanxi province, in 1971, and no. 33, excavated at Fu Feng prefecture, Shaanxi province in 1975.
Several other related examples, also with 'diamond and boss' pattern but solely with stylized dragons and without spiral bosses on either side of the central taotie masks, are illustrated by R. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Washington, DC and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987, p. 504, no. 98; pp. 506-7, figs. 98.3 and 98.4 and p. 508, no. 99.