A cast bronze tripod vessel (ding) Shang dynasty
Lot 5220
A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty
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A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding Shang dynasty
Lot Details
Ritual Bronzes and Related Works

Property from a Private Ohio Collection
A cast bronze tripod vessel, ding
Shang dynasty
The vessel raised on plain tubular legs supporting a u-shaped body well case with a main body decoration of taotie masks with protruding 'eyes' heightened with spirals and horizontal horned volutes cast in relief against a leiwen ground and separated by six t-hooked vertical flanges all under a strong rim supporting paired loop handles, the interior cast with a three character dedication reading "[] fu [] " ( ---offering to father x).
8 1/4in (21cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare to a similar example formerly in the Arthur M. Sackler Collection, currently in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. accession no. s87.0048; illustrated in: T. Lawton, The Inaugural Gift, Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington, D.C., 1987), p. 178, entry no. 118


    This lot is accompanied by a Technical Examination Report by John Twilley, dated December 3, 2000.
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