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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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: New Group of Chinese Bronzes Lent by Mr. Pillsbury
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 5 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (13.65 x 30.16 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Late Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription The inscription is Shi: 'Scribe'.
Physical Description: The name Kuei for this vessel type is well established in the early literature. The surfaces of the vessel are divided into four vertical panels by four flanges on the foot, two flanges and two handles on the body. These narrow, thin flanges contrast cont
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.39
Added to Site: February 28, 2009