an olden day Isis.....Guardian of the Gate in story Wisdom of the 8 Bowls. (Chinese, Shang Dynasty ca. 14th Century)
Fitting in the form of a tiger ca. 900 B.C.E. Unidentified, Chinese Middle Western Zhou dynasty
Bronze Ritual Vessel (Gong). China, Shang Dynasty, circa 1200 B.C.
Zun, bronze, late 14th-13th century BCE, China. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The "Pillsbury Owl" is the oldest and most naturalistic of the few remaining owl-shaped zun. Standing near the beginning of the Anyang period (1400-1027 BCE), it represents a charming, though seldom practiced and short-lived tradition of casting ceremonial vessels in the shapes of animals.
Wine container, zun, in rhinoceros shape, Western Han dynasty, 206 BCE-23 CE
Owl cup 16th. century - Owl Cups were presented as trophies to the best archers. This Owl Cup was made in Flanders in the 16th. century. To date it is the only known Owl Cup to be made in ebony, which makes it a very rare showpiece indeed. The eyes, beak and the band bearing the inscription are in silver. The inscription reads "Hvyben Al Sydy Van Plvymen Slecht Nogtans Veel V Begeren Als Gy Staet Recht".