This bronze wine vessel was cast in the image of a buffalo. A lid comprised of the animal's head, neck back and tail sits a top a fully detailed body. The texture, though now very rough, would have been smooth. The artist took great care to detail the animal in a natural, realistic manner. We even see the indentions of the legs as they meet the hooves. The muscles of the buffalo's turned neck are gracefully apparent. The animals' face deceits as relaxed joy.