Ritual grain server (gui)

Historical period(s)
Middle to late Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1200-1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 17.8 × 24.8 cm (7 × 9 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1894.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China
Provenance

To 1894
Rufus E. Moore, New York to 1894 [1]

From 1894 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Rufus E. Moore in 1894 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Origianl Bronze List, S.I. 1B, pg. 6, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Rufus E. Moore (C.L. Freer source) 1840-1918
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Rutherford John Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 62, p. 347.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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