WF 68 Two Bronze Ritual Wine Vessels, fanghu


Category:
Subcategory:

Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Each vessel is of square baluster form, two sides with opposing taotie mask handles suspending loose rings, all supported on a high splayed foot. The faceted covers are set with four flat upright stylised birds at the corners. The shiny pale gold surfaces are covered with earth and areas of green encrustations.                                                                                Height 40 cm

For a similar pair see White and Otsuka, Pathways to the Afterlife: Early Chinese Art from the Sze Hong Collection, No. 34, PP.80-81

 

Works of Art > Early Bronzes