The single graph is formed like an inverted "U" with a curved tail rising from the top.
A similar liding, dated to the 11th century BC, in the British Museum, is illustrated by W. Watson, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, pl. 14b; and another is illustrated by B. Karlgren, "New Studies on Chinese Bronzes", BMFEA 9, 1937, pl. X, no. 248. Unlike the present liding, these two vessels have intaglio decoration cast on the legs. A similar liding in the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln, illustrated by R. Bagley, Shang Ritual Bronzes in the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, p. 97, fig. 110, appears to not have flanges bisecting the taotie masks.