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Gui with a Square Base and Bird Decorations

AnonymousBC 1046-BC 771

National Palace Museum

National Palace Museum
Taipei, Taiwan

Added underneath the kuei vessel here is a square base, thereby adding to the height of the vessel. The four large ear-like handles and hanging earring-shaped ornaments are the most important innovations to the kuei vessel type in the early Zhou period.

Details

  • Title: Gui with a Square Base and Bird Decorations
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: BC 1046-BC 771
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 28.2 cm
  • Type: Bronzes
  • Rights: National Palace Museum
  • Dynasty: Early Western Zhou dynasty

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