Inscribed Gui food container, Shang dynasty, c. 16th-11th century BCE

Embedded Gui food container, Shanghai dynamics, c. 16th-11th century BCE

  • Image Number:C1A000117N000000000PAC
  • Dynamics:Shanghai dynamics
  • Category:Bronzes
  • Archival dimension:17.7cm in height, 24.7cm in diameter
  • Function:Ritual vessels, Food utensil
  • Material:mineral/metal/bronze
  • Description:. The ornamentation on the outer wall is divided into upper and lower parts. The upper layer is as narrow as the neck, and the lower layer covers the outer wall of the abdomen. The lower layer is directly intersected into a network pattern. Each quadrilateral mesh hole is decorated with a circle of moire along the edge, and a breast nail is raised in the center of the mesh. The upper layer is divided by convex ridge and animal surface equidistant, and decorated with Kui dragon with cloud and thunder patterns. The design of the external pattern of the foot and shin is the same as that of the same kind, except that the wall surface is purely divided by ridges without the head. The inscription is in the center of the bottom

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