A Bronze You and Cover (Wine Vessel)


Early Western Zhou Dynasty
Height: 21cm

The slightly compressed body resting on a ribbed splayed foot, cast in relief to the shoulder to each face with a bovine head in relief dividing confronted phoenix reserved on a leiwen ground, the cover with upturned ends with a similar phoenix band, the tall arched handle with tapir-head terminals, the interior with the pictograph, Bobao yi, and cover inscribed with Bozuobao yi, the milky green patina with blue encrustation (restored).