Gui food container of Shi Song, late Western Zhou period, 857/53-771 BCE
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This device is caulking and bulging, The head of the beast is decorated with two ears, with a pendant under it. The lower part of the mouth is decorated with crooked patterns, the belly is decorated with tile grooves, and the outer edge of the circle foot is extravagant. The circle foot is decorated with hanging scales and three small animal heads, and there is an elephant trunk shaped foot below it. The cover has been lost. The inscription consists of 6 lines and 60 characters, repeating the text 2, and combining the text 1: “Only in the fifth month of the third year, when the king was in the Zongzhou Dynasty, he ordered Shi Song to save Su, Yu Youli, the king and the common people of the state of Yu, and Shuai Ju in Chengzhou, so that they could not succeed. Su Binzhang, Ma Sibi, and Ji Jin were used as soldiers of the Yi people. He praised them for their endless life, and every day he saw the emperor’s son, Yu Ri Yin, and his grandson, Yongbao.”
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