Property from a Private Ohio Collection
A large archaistic rhinoceros horn libation cup
The pouring vessel with prominent handle centered by a loose-haired chilong grasping the rim of the cup in his open mouth and entwined by two smaller beasts, the body of the cup carved with a band of taotie-mask decoration on a leiwen ground with two circling chilong carved in relief opposite the handle, with a key-fret border around the inner and outer rim, the cup raised on a waisted stem above the oval foot carved with a key-fret border, the grooved foot ring surrounding the concave base.
7 1/2in (19cm) long
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