Chinese archaic ‘gui’ ritual vessel

Price:  400,00

Chinese archaic green patinated bronze replica ‘gui’ ritual vessel. The large pair of loop handles shaped like dragon-like mythical beasts. Its body covered in a geometrical ‘taotie’ relief design. This motif is a repetitive pattern of zoomorphic mask sof an ancient Chinese mythological creature, known as taotie, one of the “four evil creatures of the world”.
A gui is a type of bowl-shaped ancient Chinese ritual bronze vessel used to hold offerings of food, probably mainly grain, for ancestral tombs.

Height 20.2 cm, Width 32.3 cm, Depth 18.1 cm.
Weight 6.6 kg.

Period: China – 20th century.

In a very good original condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Including wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box) with inscription about the contents.

Ref. No. : B4149


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