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2006an7090 jpg l

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Acquired in 1911 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
8th century BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 21.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
69322
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T23:57:32.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Cast bronze
museum_number
M.551-1911
museum_number_token
m5511911
object_number
O72240
object_type
Bowl
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
This container for grain is called a 'gui' in Chinese. In ancient China a great variety of food and wine containers were made in bronze for ritual use. Each vessel was given a specific name according to its shape and function. The vessels were buried with the deceased. When they were accidently unearthed centuries later they became treasured objects of antiquarian scholars and collectors. The wooden lid is a much later, probably 20th century, addition.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AN7090
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This container for grain is called a gui in Chinese. Metalworkers in ancient China made a great variety of food and wine containers in bronze for ritual use. Each vessel had a specific name according to its shape and function. These vessels were buried with the dead. When they were accidentally unearthed centuries later they became treasured objects of antiquarian scholars and collectors.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
bowl-unknown
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-700
year_start
-800