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Gui: O.3-1941

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




Gui food vessel, bronze. Inscribed. The bowl has a high foot rim, with two loop handles in the form of dragons' heads, with another animal below, possibly a goat. The body is divided into four quarters, each with a t'ao t'ieh mask formed from butting dragon heads. A frieze of hook snouted dragons above, and of grovelling dragons below. With a cicada motif at the top rim


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

Bequeathed by E. Maurice B. Ingram

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.3 cm
Width: 26.6 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


Shang-Yin Dynasty
-1200 - -1100

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.3-1941
Primary reference Number: 138338
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 March 2021 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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