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西周 青銅簋
Ritual Grain Vessel (Gui)

Period:
Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 B.C.)
Date:
late 11th–early 10th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm); W. (at handles) 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm); Diam. of rim 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm); Diam. of foot 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Bequest of Addie W. Kahn, 1949
Accession Number:
49.135.6a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
The same four characters are cast on the interior of the vessel and on the inside of the lid: “Wen Xian [had this] made for deceased father Ding.”
Marking: The same four characters are cast on the floor of the vessel and on the inside of the lid: "Wen Xian (had this) made for deceased father Ding."
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