|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Date Made||Shang Dynasty|
|Iconography||Taotie | Cicada|
Ring base, globular body, very short neck, outturned rim with two deep encircling grooves on upper surface; two slight lugs at maximum diameter. Black ware. Carved decoration to imitate bronze; two Taotie masks and two cicadas alternating with four whorls; faint X's and triangular piercings on intervening spaces. On most of lower body, a wide band of diamond pattern.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Julia Morgan through brother Hugh Morgan, 1949|
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