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<I>Gu<I> (ritual wine vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


11th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
&lt;I>Gu&lt;I> (ritual wine vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 11 3/4 x 6 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (29.85 x 16.83 x 16.83 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Shang dynasty, 11th century BCE
Inscriptions: The inscription, of which the first character, unreadable, is probably an 'X, being breveted, has made this vessel for Father Ting.'
Physical Description: The decor is disposed in the three areas usual in vessels of this class the foot, bulb, and neck. The foot belt, divided into four panels by deeply scored flanges, displays a mask t'ao-tieh with a C-shaped mouthline, hooked forehead shield, small eyebrows
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.45
Added to Site: February 28, 2009