19 October 1999
An archaic bronze flattened fang hu
Eastern Zhou Dynasty, 7th Century B.C.
Crisply cast with a band of highly stylised interlocking dragon scrolls encircling the base of the neck, divided on either side by a plain lug handle, with heavy malachite encrustation
28 cm. high
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For a fang hu of similar flattened form but with its front loop handle and also dated to the 7th Century B.C., see J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1995, vol. III, p.18, fig.10.
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