Global Art & Artifacts

Bronze Bird / Owl Vessel with Shang Dynasty-stylings, China

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Detail:  This is a ceremonial bronze vessel shaped as an owl tsun, similar to others used in the Shang Dynasty, 11th Century B.C.  It is cast in the shape of a bird whose “owl head” forms a removable lid, held in place by a stepped-in flange.  Nicely detailed.  Circa mid-1900’s or earlier.  Very good condition.

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