25 March 2010
A LARGE BRONZE SHALLOW TRIPOD RITUAL VESSEL, PAN
LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, 6TH CENTURY BC
Raised on three stout supports, the shallow sides cast with a band of backward-facing dragons filled with scrolls and granulation, with a pair of faceted lug handles suspending loose rings
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) across handles
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
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R. Poor, Ritual Bronzes of Ancient China, New York, 1968.
J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1995, pp. 328-31, no. 65.
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