Fu Yi Gong

 

Wine vessel, Late Shang Dynasty
Height: 29.5cm
Length: 31.5cm
Weight: 4.84kg

Gong is a kind of wine vessel and this one's shape is a hybrid of many different animals. Its cover is adorned with the head of an imaginary animal with rabbit ears and giraffe horns, with a small dragon in high relief as its chine. The back of the cover is in ox-head shape, corresponding to the ox-head-shaped handle. Its belly is embellished with big phoenix patterns and its ring foot with phoenix-claw patterns.