Kong
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1343424
Kong
€8,000.00
A rare bronze ritual food vessel (ding), mid-Shang dynasty, 17th century BC - 11th century BC, Zhongyuan district. The deep rounded body supported on three straight columnar legs, cast with a single frieze of three masks, each centered with a pair of slit-eye bosses on a narrow vertical flange, the lipped rim set with a pair of upright handles. The vessel has a green patina with some bright green and red encrustation. This kind of decoration pattern has been found mainly in Zhongyuan district...