A rare archaic bronze ritual wine vessel, hu
Han Dynasty and later
The compressed body cast with a high-relief band of stylised taotie on each of the three sides divided by a flange rising from the mask-headed legs, three crouching frogs on the plain upper part, one above each flange below the flaring rim, the surface extensively lightly green patinated and with richer malachite patches.
26.5cm (10¼in) high
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