24 mars 2013

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu) Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (gu) Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC - Sotheby's the tall, slim body, with flaring mouth and molded conical foot; the upper body with four elongated upright blades, filled with dissolved taotie mask in relief against a background of dense spirals, four snakes placed between the waist and neck, the waist and lower part also decorated with taotie mask and cicadas in relief against a ground of spirals, divided by four evenly spaced flanges, two... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2013

An important archaic bronze wine vessel (zun). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC

An important archaic bronze wine vessel (zun). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th century BC. Photo Sotheby's with a tall and slightly bulging waist, a wide trumpet-shape mouth and a molded foot, the upper body of the vessel largely plain, two bowstrings on the curved neck; its swelling waist and splayed lower part are decorated with bands, divided by eight thick notched flanges, with eight highly stylized dragon motifs in between; the dragon with raised eyes, bird-like beak and upright tail, against a background... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2012

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC

A Rare Archaic Bronze 'Double Owl' Ritual Food Vessel (you). Late Shang Dynasty, 13th-11th Century BC. Photo Sotheby's of oval section in the form of two addorsed owls, their rounded bodies supported on four stout legs, cast in low relief with four wings of simple curvilinear outline separated by a pair of ring handles, the domed fitted cover cast on each side with a pair of large round domed eyes centered on a sharp hooked beak, the heads further adorned with two pairs of C-shaped ears, all below a... [Lire la suite]