Chinese Rubbings Collection

Bronze gu vessel-- Lei wen gu ; Lei wen gu

Creation Date:
late Qing Dynasty
Description:
Rubbing of Western Zhou (?) bronze ritual vessel (gu) with no inscription inside the vessel. Surface decorations include tao tie motifs, geometric designs and cicada images. 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:
bronzes
vessels
inscriptions
geometric patterns
Animals mythical
insects
imperial palaces
Culture:
Chinese
Style Period:
Western Zhou
Qing
Song Dynasty
Materials/Techniques:
ink
paper
relief
Notes:
General note: Script style: 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 Qing dynasty) in 28th. yr. of Guangxiu, Qing Dynasty (1902). ; Bronze vessel probably a Northern Song copy of Western Zhou object.
Provenance: Originally collected by Qing royal court.
Repository:
Fine Arts Library, Special Collections, Harvard University
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/images/olvwork281203/urn-3:FHCL:476985/catalog
Record ID:
W281203_urn-3:FHCL:476985