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<I>Gui<I> (Ritual Food Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
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: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 10 7/16 x 13 3/4 in. (26.51 x 34.93 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 11th century BCE, Early Western Zhou dynasty
Inscriptions: Inscription 'Ch'u-shu X has created and made the vessel, wherewith to feast the Guests i.e., Spirits.' PIN 'guest,' was a technical term for the Spirits of dead ancestor's when they came to enjoy a sacrifice
Physical Description: Several aspects of this vessel set it apart from others of the Kuei type in the collection. Most immediately arresting is the high, square base on which it rests. Other differences are the spiral ground of the decor, the absence of a neck belt, the divisi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.8
Added to Site: February 28, 2009