4 November 2003,
Price realised EUR 2,868
EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000
A small archaic bronze tripod food vessel, ding
Western Zhou dynasty
Raised on three columnar legs, the rounded body flat-cast with three taotie masks, reserved on a leiwen ground, a pair of upright arched loop handles rising from the rim, repair
9.5 cm. high
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For a similar larger example, see Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, vol. II B, Harvard University, p. 266-267, pl. 14.
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