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Kuei (Ritual Food Vessel)


Artist Unknown (China)


10th century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Kuei (Ritual Food Vessel), Artist Unknown (China)
Kuei (Ritual Food Vessel): Gallery Label - Current
: Recent Additions to the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection of Chinese Bronzes
: The Alfred F. Pillsbury Bequest
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Bronze
Size: 6 1/4 x 12 in. (15.88 x 30.48 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China, Shaanxi Province, Si-an (Chang-an)
Culture: Asia, China, Shaanxi Province
Style: Early Western Chou dynasty, 10th century BCE
Inscriptions: Inscription"The King attacked Tsi-yu and went our and attacked Naohei. When he came [back], he made liao-sacrifice [burnt-offering] in Tsung Chou and presented to [me], Kuo Po X, cowries, ten double strings. [I] presume in response to exto the King'S
Physical Description: This unique vessel displays a technical perfection which proves that the artisans of Early Chou sometimes fully equaled their Yin predecessors in taste and skill. The usual division into four panels is suggested exclusively by the free animals' heads alte
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.119
Added to Site: February 28, 2009