Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze lei vessel-- Xi shou lei ; Xi shou lei

Creation Date:
late Qing Dynasty
Description:
Rubbing of bronze ritual vessel (lei) with no inscription inside the vessel. Surface decorations include geometric designs and animal head shaped handles. Rubbing includes detailed descriptions of the vessel written by members of Guo zi jian (the Imperial College) of Qing court.
Extent:
130 x 48 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
Animals mythical
geometric patterns
inscriptions
imperial palaces
bronzes
vessels
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Western Zhou
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
General note: Script style: title and descriptions in kai shu. ; 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/olvwork281171/urn-3:FHCL:476979/catalog
Record ID:
W281171_urn-3:FHCL:476979