Lot 128
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A RARE BRONZE RITUAL LADLE (DOU) LATE SHANG DYNASTY

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

the barrel-shaped bowl cast with the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base, the exterior decorated with a wide band of slender vertical ribs, the short handle gently curved upward, decorated to the top in relief with a beast mask, detailed with large protruding eyes, leaf-shaped ears, extended snout, and a pair of bovine horns, above a similar mask with hooked horns, with a hollow interior for attachment to a longer shaft, the surface with patches of malachite encrustation
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