Gui of this type were quite popular during the early Western Zhou period and there are a number of excavated examples listed by J. Rawson, Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, 1990, vol. IIB, p. 358, in her entry for a similar bronze gui in the collection, pp. 356-7, no. 37. See, also, the similar vessel illustrated in Catalogue to the Special Exhibition of Grain Vessels of the Shang and Chou Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1985, pp. 234-5, pl. 32.