The body is cast with two registers of taotie masks, with raised eyes and pupils and their bodies are formed of scrolls and parallel wing-like motifs. A two-character inscription, shi ju, is cast on the outer side of one post and a three-character inscription, ran zu yi, is cast beneath the handle.
9 in. (23 cm.) high

Frank Caro, New York, no. FC-4028.
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections.
Else Sackler (1913-2000) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
R. Poor, Bronze Ritual Vessels of Ancient China (Slide Lectures), New York, 1968.
N. Barnard and K.Y. Cheung, Rubbings and Hand Copies of Bronze Inscriptions in Chinese, Japanese, European, American, and Australasian Collections, Taipei, 1978, no. 680.
J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. IIB, Washington, D.C., 1990, no. 106.

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