A Bronze Hu (Wine Vessel)

Late Spring and Autumn Period
Height: 24.6cm

Of compressed spherical shape cast with four bi-roundels in high relief enclosing stylized leaves and scrolling elements terminating with impressed knobs, these superimposed on the upper half of the wide border on the shoulder filled with four tight horizontal registers of angular dragons, all framed within rope-twist bands, and below a further similar band suspending triangular lappets below the vertical neck, the patina of silvery-grey tone.