Item Information

Vessel (gui)

Dublin Core

Title

Vessel (gui)

Subject

Dragons

Date

Zhou Dynasty, 1050-256 BCE

MODS

Key Date

-1050 - -256

Type of Date

approximate

Place of Origin

China

Form/Genre

objects
Ceremonial objects

Repository Name

Art Properties, Columbia University

Notes

Bronze vessel
This bronze ceremonial vessel, with its smooth green patina, is a type (gui) that was used as a container for food, probably for grain. The body is round, with two dragon head handles and a band of conventional dragon motifs on the upper part. The vessel is raised on three legs, which are given the form of human figures.
Height 15.9 cm., bottom diameter 30.5 cm.

Digital Origin

reformatted digital

Collection

Sackler Collections at Columbia University

Citation

“Vessel (gui),” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed September 19, 2020, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/jewels/item/11157.

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