The decoration on this gui appears to be very unusual. Not only the motif itself, small angular serpents, but serpents with detached scale pattern. The foot of a gui with a similar band is illustrated by Bernhard Karlgren, 'Some New Bronzes in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities', B.M.F.E.A., No. 24, 1959, pl. 17, fig. 16. Similar detached scales can also been seen on a dragon's body on a carved bone fragment, pl. 19, fig. 33.