Mid Western Zhou period BC1046-771

Gui food container of Lady Xian Ji

Mid Western Zhou period BC1046-771

Gui food container of Lady Xian Ji

Height: 13.6, depth of belly: 11.3 cm, rim diameter: 21.7 cm, base diameter: 18.2 cm, body circumference: 69.3 cm, weight: 3.45kg

The use of jade mentioned in the bronze inscription indicate that it was chiefly used for rewards, edicts, gifts, entertaining, and sacrifices. The mention of a "jade huang" in the inscription on this bronze vessel testifies to the ancient ceremonial statute of "ceremony is defined by jade and silk".
 
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