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Kuei with Phoenix-pattern Square Base

Tags: bronzes | National Palace Museum | vessel | Western Chou


Early Western Chou period (1046-771 BC)
Height: 27.2 cm, rim diameter: 22.6 cm 
Added underneath the kuei vessel here is a square base, thereby adding to the height of the vessel. The characteristic four large ear-like handles and hanging earring-shaped ornaments are the most important innovations to the kuei vessel type in the early Chou period.

Text: Yu Kuo-ching

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