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Gui (ceremonial food vessel)

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Inscription

3 character inscription: "Zu Ding" (Grandfather Ding)

Provenance

1934, Francis Lee Higginson (b. 1877 – d. 1969), Boston; 1934, sold by Higginson, through Yamanaka and Co., Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 1, 1934)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century B.C.

Dimensions

H. 14.8 x W. 26.4 cm (5 13/16 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.64

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork