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Auction archive: Lot number 161

A very rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding) Early to middle Shang dynasty

Estimate
US$45,000 - US$55,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 161

A very rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding) Early to middle Shang dynasty

Estimate
US$45,000 - US$55,000
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

A very rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding) Early to middle Shang dynasty the deep U-shaped body supported on three conical legs, crisply cast below the slightly sloping everted rim and pair of upright loop handles with three high-relief taotie masks comprised of boss eyes and hooked ribbons to indicate the nose and horns, reserved on a plain ground and between double-line borders, the surface patina with malachite encrustation 8 1/4 in., 21 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 161
Auction:
Datum:
18 Sep 2007
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

A very rare archaic bronze ritual tripod food vessel (ding) Early to middle Shang dynasty the deep U-shaped body supported on three conical legs, crisply cast below the slightly sloping everted rim and pair of upright loop handles with three high-relief taotie masks comprised of boss eyes and hooked ribbons to indicate the nose and horns, reserved on a plain ground and between double-line borders, the surface patina with malachite encrustation 8 1/4 in., 21 cm

Auction archive: Lot number 161
Auction:
Datum:
18 Sep 2007
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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