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BRONZE ARCHAIC FOOD VESSEL, GUI, WITH CLOUD DESIGN
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Inventory Number
HKU.B.1953.0021
Category In English
Bronzes
Object Name
Bronze Archaic Food Vessel, Gui, with cloud design
Periods / Dynasties
Eastern Zhou (770 - 256 BC) -
Materials
Bronze
No. of Items (in a Set)
Dimensions
H: 17 cm, D (of belly): 27 cm
Descriptions in English
師高乍(作)寶(尊)殷(簋)
唐蘭評:西周初期
侈口,束頸,腹兩側有對稱獸頭耳,耳下有_狀垂珥,微鼓腹,高圈足。頸部和圈足均飾列旗饕餮紋,并以雲雷紋為地紋,頸部中間飾突出獸首,口下和圈足有細棱,器底有銘文:
師高乍(作)
寶?(?)(簋)
高圈足的簋和方座簋是相似的形式,不同的設計,簋的器型增高,尤其是高圈足是西周早期的一大特點。
《周禮•地官•舍人》:“凡祭祀、共簠簋。”
《說文•竹部》:“簋、黍、稷方器也。”
自殷至周,自天子至庶人都用簋來祭祀,宴饗,用器之類,少則二簋,多則十二簋。

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