Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze gui vessel-- Ge bo gui ; Ge bo gui ; Pengsheng gui

Creator/Contributor:
Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955, American, associated name, donor
Creation Date:
Late Qing dynasty
Description:
Rubbing from Middle Western Zhou ritual vessel (food container) with 85 character inscription and geometric decorative patterns.
Extent:
108 x 58 cm.
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
bronzes
ritual objects
vessels
inscriptions
food
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Western Zhou
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
intaglio
Notes:
Citation/references: San dai ji jin wen cun, 1983. v. 2, p. 927
General note: Inscription: Pengsheng received four fine horses from Ge bo in exchange for 30 measured tian of land .
Provenance: Rubbing originally collected by Ruan Yuan, famous Qing scholar who studied Shang and Zhou period bronzes.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork203848/urn-3:FHCL:476959/catalog
Record ID:
W203848_urn-3:FHCL:476959