Square ting, rectangular, inscribed. The decor of the principal surface is confined to the upper belt, where rudimentary t'ao-t'ieh masks are flanked by head-turning dragons in flat relief on a ground of squared spirals. The heavy, segmented flanges at the corners of the vessel reappear as the central ridges of the forceful t'ao-t'ieh heads on the legs. Patina gray-green

Fangding wine vessel, late 11th century BCE

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsburyexpand_more  50.46.125

G214expand_more
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Title
Fangding wine vessel
Role
Artist
Accession Number
50.46.125
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Square ting, rectangular, inscribed. The decor of the principal surface is confined to the upper belt, where rudimentary t'ao-t'ieh masks are flanked by head-turning dragons in flat relief on a ground of squared spirals. The heavy, segmented flanges at the corners of the vessel reappear as the central ridges of the forceful t'ao-t'ieh heads on the legs. Patina gray-green