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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE

LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC

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A BRONZE RITUAL TRIPOD WINE VESSEL, JUE
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 13TH-11TH CENTURY BC
The U-shaped body is raised on three blade-form supports, and decorated on the sides with two taotie masks reserved on a leiwen ground between borders of scales. One mask is centered by a narrow flange, the other by an inscription, Fu Ji (Father Ji), beneath a C-scroll handle surmounted by a bovine mask. The rim rises to a point opposite the D-shaped spout which is flanked by a pair of capped posts decorated with whorls. The patina is of yellowish-green color.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, Japanese double wood box, the inner box with an inscription by Hata Zoroku II (1861-1936)
Provenance
In Japan prior to 1936.

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