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A bronze ritual food vessel (gui), Early Western Zhou Dynasty, 11th-10th century BC. Photo: Sothebys. boldly cast with a swelling body below an everted rim with a band of eight archaistic kui dragons between bow-string borders and divided into four pairs by a small animal mask on each side, the vessel flanked by a pair of loop handles each issuing from a bovine mask and terminating in a hooked pendent tab, a similar band of kui dragons confronted on a stylized mask encircling the slightly f...
Sotheby’s France met en vente un ensemble exceptionnel d’objets archaïques chinois de la collection David David-Weill - Alain.R.Truong
A rare large archaic bronze ritual food vessel. Ding. late Shang Dynasty. Anyang phase, ca. 1200 BC. Estimate: 150.000/250.000 €. Photo: Sotheby’s / Art Digital Studio.
Bronze cowrie shell money, 475-221 BC. It is nominally considered to be the second part of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, following the Spring and Autumn Period, although the Zhou Dynasty ended in 256 BC, 35 years earlier than the end of the Warring States period. During these periods, the Chinese sovereign (king of the Zhou Dynasty) was merely a figurehead.