Ritual food vessel, anonymous, c. -1200 - c. -1100

Ritual food vessel, anonymous, c. -1200 - c. -1100

bronze, h 18.8cm × d 16.1cm × w 16.1cm More details

On the body of this vessel, bisected by the vertical rib, is a curious motif, an animal-head mask known as a taotie, with eyes and extended claws. Although this monster head appears on many bronze objects, its meaning is unknown.

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