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15. Vessel (gui). China, Zhou Dynasty, 1050-256 BCE. Bronze, (height 15.9 cm., bottom diameter 30.5 cm.) Office of Art Properties
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.
Sackler Collections at Columbia University