Ritual vessel (kuei)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 9th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 24.9 x 37.2 x 26.3 cm (9 13/16 x 14 5/8 x 10 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1960.19a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 13: Looking Out, Looking In: Art in Late Imperial China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual vessel: gui

Keywords
casting, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1960
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [1]

From 1960
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] See object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

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. 77, p. 425.
  • Chin wen tsung chi. Taipei. p. 1486-1487.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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