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Gu: O.2-1941

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Gu wine vessel, bronze. The vessel is of a long trumpet shape, with a belt at the middle. The collar and lower body are divided into four fields, each with dragons butting heads and forming brutal t'ao t'ieh masks. Near the top, there are four long tapering triangular motifs, varying in detail

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by E. Maurice B. Ingram

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Height: 29.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Ingram, Edward Maurice Berkeley

Dating

Late Chou dynasty, c. 1122-249 BC
Circa -1122 - -0249

Materials used in production

Bronze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.2-1941
Primary reference Number: 138321
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 17 February 2021 Last processed: Monday 29 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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