Catalogue entry no. 155 by Max Loehr:
155 Large Buffalo Head in the Round
Mottled gray-green stone with brown markings and black streaks, with scattered earthy concretions. The buffalo’s horns and ears stand out in high relief, whiles his other features are represented in broad, raised outlines. At his forehead appear the diamond mark and the hooked eyebrows, both of which are motifs familiar from t’ao-t’ieh masks. The frame of the jaw is indicated by large volutes; the nostrils, by small ones. The mouth bristles with rows of rectangular teeth. Above the horns are symmetrically designed ornamental volutes and hooks. Slanting perforation through the front of the lower jaw. The underside, which is polished smooth, forms two steps connected by a slanting rise above the tips of the ears. Through the triangular surface above the horns runs a deep transverse slot. Shang.