A Large Bronze Tripod Jia(Wine Vessel)

Shang Dynasty
Height: 36.9cm

Raised on three blade-form supports, the sides flat-cast with two bands of taotie masks, each composed of three masks positioned between the supports and with rounded eyes and slender dividing flange, with a simple strap handle and a pair of rectangular posts with large conical caps cast with comma motifs, with a single pictograph cast in the bottom of the interior, with malachite and some azurite encrustation and a pale milky green patina.