Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze you vessel-- Nei yan you: Nei yan you

Creation Date:
late Qing dynasty
Description:
Rubbing of bronze ritual vessel (you) with inscription from inside the vessel inscribed with 1 char. Surface decorations include tao tie motifs covering the vessel and geometric designs "lei wen" (thunder patterns). Rubbing includes the inscriptions and detailed descriptions of the vessel written by members of Guo zi jian (the Imperial College) of Qing court.
Extent:
129 x 48 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
bronzes
drinking vessels
inscriptions
imperial palaces
Animals mythical
geometric patterns
vessels
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Shang
Zhou Dynasty
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
Citation/references: San dai ji jing wen cun, 1983, v. 12, p. 39.
General note: Script style: jin wen. ; Original bronze vessel is part of imperial collections of Qing court. Original rubbing made by Guo zi jian (the Imperial College, the highest educational administration in Qng dynasty) in 28th. yr. of Guangxiu, Qing Dynasty (1902).
Provenance: Originally collected by Qing royal court.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork281157/urn-3:FHCL:409603/catalog
Record ID:
W281157_urn-3:FHCL:409603