The most common decorative motif on Shang and early Western Zhou ritual bronzes is a stylized animal “mask” (taotie) with bulging eyes and curved horns. These masks are typically composed of two confronted profiles of the same animal.
Inscription: (six-character inscription on inside wall of one of the long sides): Xiang Ce (emblem). Ban made (this sacrificial ding-vessel) for Father Yi
Addie W. Kahn , New York (until d. 1949; bequeathed to MMA)
Princeton University Art Museum. "The Traditional Chinese Book: Form and Function," April 18, 1995–June 4, 1995.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Arts of Ancient China," 2005.