Chinese Bronze Ritual Vessel, Hu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 11 December 2018
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A "hu" is a type of wine vessel which displays a pear-shaped cross-section. This bronze carries a fine example of the monster face, known as taotie, shown in the main central panel, with its eyes on each side of the central vertical line. It has large C-shaped horns and claws. Shang Dynasty, 13th to 12th century BCE. From modern-day China. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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