14 September 2009
A RARE BRONZE RITUAL GLOBULAR TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DUI
EASTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, LATE SPRING AND AUTUMN PERIOD, LATE 6TH CENTURY BC
The hemispherical body raised on three ring supports with projecting hooked tab cast on the sides with tapering scrolls which are repeated on the cover, with a pair of faceted ring handles just below the rim, and cast in intaglio around the sides with four feline-like animals, with three similar animals cast on the cover between the rings and below a central medallion with whorl-motif center encircled by a 'ropetwist' border and eight heart-shaped spokes, with mottled light green and grey patina and areas of malachite green encrustation
9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) across handles
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
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R. Poor, Bronze Ritual Vessels 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. 196-201, no. 29.
An almost identical dui with copper inlay from the Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, is illustrated by J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1995, p. 198, fig. 29.1.
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