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Round Vessel with Lid (Gui)

Period:
Zhou dynasty (1046–256 B.C.)
Date:
ca. 9th century B.C.
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. (incl. lid) 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); W. (at handles) 14 in. (35.6 cm) Diam. of lid 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm) Diam. of rim (inside): 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.66.1a, b
Not on view
Inscription: There is a cast 15-character 3-line inscription (possibly spurious) on the base inside the vessel and on the inside of the lid, which reads:
? ? fu made for
? ? (this) honored Gui
(May) myriad sons and grandsons forever value and use.
(All above information provided by Lois Katz, 1/75)
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