西周 青銅壺

Bronze | 37.5cm | Late 9th-early 8th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

As the Shang animal mask lost its symbolic meaning under the Zhou, it dissolved into an ornamental pattern, as here, where an “eye” is encircled by curving hooked lines.

Credit: Charlotte C. and John C. Weber Collection, Gift of Charlotte C. and Joh...
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