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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
Property from the Jacob and Mary Stein Collection
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

EARLY TO MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
EARLY TO MIDDLE WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, 10TH-9TH CENTURY BC
The deep body is raised on three blade-shaped legs and is cast in relief around the upper body with a narrow band of two taotie masks, one centered on a single graph cast below the loop handle, which is surmounted by a bovine mask. A pair of semi-circular posts with waisted caps rises from the rim. The vessel has a reddish-brown patina and malachite encrustation.
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
Provenance
J.J. Lally & Co., New York, July 1997.

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