A Bronze He (Wine Vessel)

Western Zhou Dynasty
Height: 23.7cm

The globular body resting on three tripod feet, cast below the neck with a border containing taotie masks with wide vertical horns and wings against a body of squared "C" - curls, the bovine mask-headed loop handle embellished with "S" - curls and surmounted by a further loop, the slightly tapered spout with triangular lappets, the patina with green encrustation.