20 - 21 November 2007
AN ARCHAIC BRONZE TRIPOD FOOD VESSEL AND COVER, DING
Raised on three supports, the rounded sides flat-cast with two bands of interlaced geometric motif separated by a narrow band in relief, applied with a pair of upright angular handles, the low domed cover similarly decorated and applied with three loops cast with a keyfret pattern, with an even brownish green patina
25.5 cm. diam., 25.8 cm. high
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For a comparable example, see J. So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur Sackler Collections, New York, 1995, p. 134, fig. 13.3 from the Chester Dale and Dolly Carter Collection, Princeton University Art Museum.
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