A Bronze Zun (Wine Vessel)


Late Shang Dynasty
Height: 25.1cm

The body, rising to a wide trumpet neck, cast with a raised central bulb within vertical twin-line borders to depict two high relief taotie masks on a crisp squared spiral ground flanked by pairs of dragon and phoenix at its corners, the interior of foot rim with a two-graph inscription, FU DING, the patina of reddish-brown tone with some blue-green encrustation.