A Bronze Gui (Food Vessel)


Western Zhou Dynasty
Width: 28.6cm

The deep, slightly compressed rounded sides with an everted rim and supported on a slightly flared foot, cast with a diamond-and-dot design between narrow bands of small circles, and borders of stylized dragons at the neck and around the foot, the handles with tiger head terminals issuing rings, the interior with a ten pictograph inscription, the grey patina with green encrustation.