Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze gui vessel-- Shi wang gui ; Shi wang gui

Creation Date:
late Qing Dynasty
Description:
Rubbing of bronze ritual vessel (gui) with inscription from inside the vessel inscribed with 9 char. and the same 9 char. inscribed inside the lid. Surface decorations include "kui wen" motifs and geometric designs "xuan wen" (string 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:
130 x 48 cm
Language:
No linguistic content
Genre:
rubbings
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
bronzes
inscriptions
imperial palaces
Animals mythical
geometric patterns
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Western Zhou
Qing
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
General note: Script style: inscription in jin wen; 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/olvwork281197/urn-3:FHCL:476982/catalog
Record ID:
W281197_urn-3:FHCL:476982