Gu wine vessel with animal-mask pattern，early Shang dynasty， c. 13th century BCE
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- Function:Ritual vessels, Wine vessel
- Description:. The style of utensil making and ornamentation is close to the M232 R2005 Gu in Xiaotun in the early Yin Ruins. There are three sub shaped foot holes between the gastropods; One part is consistent with the pattern line, and the other two parts are staggered with the pattern line. According to the pattern units, the pattern lines of the whole vessel may be divided into four units. This phenomenon that the number and position of foot holes are staggered from the pattern lines and pattern units can still be seen from Erligang to the early Yin Ruins. After the middle period of Yin Ruins, attention has been paid to the reduction of foot holes, so that the number and position of foot holes correspond to the model line
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