Lot 6964: ARCHAIC BRONZE 'TAOTIE' RECTANGULAR RITUAL VESSEL, YI

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December 17, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, US
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Description: Of rectangular form with pointed top and widened bottom, the archaic bronze vessel yi depicts Taotie masks on the sides, between birds and phoenix band patterns, incised with archaic text.
Western Zhou Dynasty period.
Height: 15 in (38.1 cm) Length: 7 3/4 in (19.7 cm) Width: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm)


西周 獸面紋銅方彝
四坡式屋頂形器蓋,上有蓋鈕,深腹,器壁平直而略內斜。蓋、及器身皆飾獸面紋及鳳鳥紋,然為不同的結構,蓋面為倒置的分解式獸面紋,有一對宏大的外卷角,腹部為虎頭形的獸面紋,其獸角為造型為彎尾內勾的龍形,頗為奇特,這種紋飾只見於甚精的器物上。在青銅器中方彝的數量比較少,因此,每一件器物都是比較珍貴的,而此器造型莊重大方,紋飾精麗,鑄造一絲不苟。蓋內有三行十八字銘文,更顯此器珍貴。
Dimensions: Height: 15 in (38.1 cm) Length: 7 3/4 in (19.7 cm) Width: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm)
Date: Western Zhou Dynasty period.
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