bronze vessel with tao-tie The Taotie design or the ogre mask is a motif commonly found on Chinese ritual bronze vessels from the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. The design typically consists of a zoomorphic mask, described as being frontal, bilaterally symmetrical, with a pair of raised eyes and typically no lower jaw area.
The Oddment Emporium, Tibetan art carved into human skull.
Qi Zhong Hu, Reign of King Gong, Western Zhou, mid-10th century BC. Shanghai Museum.
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Shang bronze ritual wine vessel This bronze vessel is cast in the shape of two birds, placed back to back, the two point on the lid representing their beaks. The wings are shown on the main part of the vessel's body and each bird has two legs. Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC, probably from the Henan province, China.