Ritual grain server (gui) with masks

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Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. late 11th-early 10th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 15.9 x 26.5 cm (6 1/4 x 10 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.38
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Ritual grain server

Keywords
casting, China, inscription, mask, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance

To 1911
Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Riu Cheng Chai, Beijing, in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 193, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Riu Cheng Chai (C.L. Freer source)

Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Mr. R.J. Gettens, James Cahill, Noel Barnard. The Freer Chinese Bronzes. Oriental Studies Series, vol. 1, no. 7 Washington. cat. 64, p. 359.
  • Bernhard Karlgren. Marginalia on Some Bronze Albums I. no. 31 Stockholm. pl. 51a.
  • Shang Chou chin wen shi ch'eng. multi-vol., Taipei. cat. 2930.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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