This is the replica of the bronze Ox Gong from Shang period (approximately 17 century B.C. ~ 11 century B.C.) . "Gong" refers to the type of container similar to a pitcher serving wine. The original item was unearthed in 1977, preserved in Hunan Museum now.
Three main categories of bronze artifacts exist: ritual vessels, luxury items and sometimes placed in tombs and weapons. Production quality peaked in the late Shang (B.C. 1600~B.C.1100) period. One characteristic form was the Jue, a ritual vessel standing on three legs, apparently intended for the warming of wine. The surfaces of most ritual vessels were commonly covered with stylized surface decoration. The most common motif was a mythical creature lacking a lower jaw known as the taotie mask. Many vessels carried inscriptions indicating why they had been cast and explaining their intended use.
Our bronze replicas are made with the same lost wax method as the Shang artisans used thousands of years ago. Each item is modeled off the historical relic. Some original size products molds are from the original relics provided by Zhou Yuan Bronze Museum.