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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1944.57.5
Title
Ritual Food Vessel (Gui) with Square Base and Elaborate Handles and with Taotie Decoration
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
7th cent. BCE - 6th cent. BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Eastern Zhou period, 770-256 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203531
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze with pale green patina
Dimensions
20 x 39.5 x 22.8 cm (7 7/8 x 15 9/16 x 9 in.)
Provenance
Private Collection (by 1944), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1944.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Anonymous gift
Accession Year
1944
Object Number
1944.57.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Takayasu Higuchi, ed., Chugoku bijutsu, dai 4-kan (Chinese Art in Western Collections vol. 4: Bronze and Jade), Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan, 1973), pl. 52

Chen Mengjia, Yin Zhou qingtongqi fenlei tulu (A corpus of Chinese bronzes in American Collections), Kyuko Shoin (Tokyo, Japan, 1977), A 251

Jenny So, Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (New York, NY, 1995), p. 101, Fig. 5.2

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