• Lot 220

    VASE EN BRONZE, GUI

    CHINE, DYNASTIE DES ZHOU OCCIDENTAUX (1100-771 AV. JC)

    Price Realised  

    VASE EN BRONZE, GUI
    CHINE, DYNASTIE DES ZHOU OCCIDENTAUX (1100-771 AV. JC)
    Reposant sur un pied évasé, la panse hémisphérique rehaussée près du col d'une frise ornée d'oiseaux stylisés affrontés de part et d'autre d'un masque zoomorphe en léger relief, les anses émergeant de têtes de félins ; traces d'oxydation verte et brune
    Largeur: 30 cm. (11¾ in.)


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    The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 566y79 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    These gui vases were used as containers for cereal offerings during ritual banquets commemorating the ancestors
    See a gui with a comparable shape and decoration (altought it has also a band around the foot) illustrated in J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from Arthur M. Sackler Collection, Massachussets, 1990, p.405, no.48
    Another example with a comparable decoration is illustrated in Catalogue to the Special Exhibition of Grain Vessels of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1985, pp.200 and 201, pl.16

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    Provenance

    From a French private collection


    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE FOOD VESSEL, GUI
    CHINA, WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY (1100-771 BC)