Bronze Zhou Cooking Vessel

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Editor at Large
published on 18 September 2014

A Western Zhou ceremonial bronze of cooking-vessel form inscribed to record that the King of Zhou gave a fiefdom to Shi You, ordering that he inherit the title as well as the land and people living there.

Bronze Gui of Shi You (food container). Exhibition "Treasures of China", Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007. Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 - 771 B.C.) The lid and body of this container are both decorated with tile and ring patterns. They feature engraved inscriptions, which record that the King of Zhou gave a fifedom to Shi You, ordering that he inherit the title as well as the land and people living there.

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