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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 青銅饕餮紋尊

Archaic Bronzes from the MacLean Collection

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 青銅饕餮紋尊

An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun), Early Western Zhou dynasty | 西周初 青銅饕餮紋尊

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An archaic bronze ritual wine vessel (Zun)

Early Western Zhou dynasty

西周初 青銅饕餮紋尊



Height 10⅛ in., 25.8 cm

A section of the rim has been broken into approx. three pieces and restored. Some scattered minor touch-ups, mostly to the top of the splayed foot. Overall with some expected wear and minor casting imperfections. X-Ray images available upon request.


口沿一側破損至約三塊經修。見些許輕微小補痕跡,主要見於足上部。整體見些許正常磨損及輕微鑄造瑕疵。X光片可供索取。


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Wui Po Kok Antique Co, Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.


滙寶閣古美術,香港,1998年

Richard A. Pegg and Zhang Lidong, The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes, Chicago, 2010, pl. 23.


彭銳查及張立東,《The MacLean Collection: Chinese Ritual Bronzes》,芝加哥,2010年,圖版23

Lucidly cast with bulging eyes on the taotie masks, this vessel is distinctive for its ornament executed in high relief. Tall and cylindrical zun decorated with such motifs follow in the tradition developed from the Anyang period (c. 1300-1046 BC). A similar example excavated in Baicaopo, Lingtai, Gansu province, is illustrated in Zhongguo Qingtongqi Quanji / Complete Series on Chinese Bronzes, vol. 6: Western Zhou, Beijing, 1997, pl. 188. See a vessel of slightly more exaggerated form and with taotie masks cast in lower relief, illustrated in Jessica Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, Washington, D.C., 1990, pl. 82, where it is attributed to the early Western Zhou period and compared to a similar zun excavated at Zhuwajie, Pengxian, Sichuan province, ibid., fig. 82.1. See also a related piece with softer designs, illustrated in ibid., pl. 80, and another closely related vessel, sold in these rooms, 17th September 2013, lot 16.