Food vessel (gui)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 10th century BCE
H x W x D: 21.9 x 28.3 x 20.4 cm (8 5/8 x 11 1/8 x 8 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel

Ritual vessel: gui

China, food, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)

To 1975
J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [1]

The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, purchased from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., New York, NY [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation


[1] The dealer number is YT 6126. See invoice from J.T. Tai & Co., Inc., dated May 12, 1975, copy in object file.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Jessica Rawson. Western Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 2 Washington and Cambridge, Massachusetts. cat. 40, pp. 370-375.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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