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YOU WITH ANIMAL MASK
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Inventory Number
HKU.B.1954.0095
Category In English
Bronzes
Object Name
You with animal mask
Periods / Dynasties
Early Zhou (c. 11th c. - 256 BC) -
Materials
Bronze
No. of Items (in a Set)
Dimensions
W: 20.5 cm, H: 25.5 cm
Descriptions in English
向乍(作)氏(厥)(尊)
唐蘭評:殷代
態傳新(湖南)評:屬宋代仿製品(8/8/1985)
有蓋,無提梁。蓋上有四阿氏鈕,蓋下有子口,可與器口相合。體橢圓、扁圓形口,長頸,腹下部外鼓,衣外凸,扁圓形圈足,器蓋,頸,腹,圈足四面皆有扉棱。蓋面,腹部飾浮雕饕餮紋,饕餮正面中心有一條豎棱,把手為鼻,雲形角,角頭向內鉤曲,兩眼作長方圓形。
蓋沿,頸部飾花冠鳳紋,頭勝有花形冠羽,圓眼,嘴下有拱起彎鉤,垂尾。
圈足市飾夔紋,卷鼻、長方圓眼,咧嘴,直身,尾上卷鉤向背,二足。
器蓋內衣飾銘文三豎行五字:
? ? 向
?(尊) 乍
? 彝 (作)

T
(厥)

器底飾銘文二豎行五字:
? ? 向
?(尊) 乍
? 彝 (作)

T
(厥)

《尚書,文侯之命》:“用賚爾秬鬯一卣。”(秬鬯是古代祭祀時用的一種香酒)。郭注云:“皆盛酒尊”,知卣是一種可上懸下置之盛酒器。
此卣形體瑰麗,莊嚴肅穆,是商代末期青銅器工藝的卓越典範。

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