An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu), Late Shang dynasty | 商末 青銅饕餮紋觚
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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Gu)
Late Shang dynasty
Height 11⅝ in., 29.4 cm
The rim has a small crescent-shaped section broken into two pieces and restored. The vessel has likely been cleaned in the past. Some expected age-appropriate wear and minor casting imperfections. X-Ray images available upon request.
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Sotheby's New York, 22nd March 1995, lot 113.
Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 6.
彭銳查及張立東，《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》，芝加哥，2010年，圖版6