Museum Folkwang
Kuei Bronze
  • China
  • Kuei Bronze, 8. Jh. vor Chr.

  • Bronze
  • Objektmaß 17,2 x 29,8 x 22,2 cm
    Objektmaß Sockel 8 x 20,2 x 20,2 cm
  • Acquired in 1962 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein and Assessor Henke
  • Inv. K 412
  • CommentarySacrificial bowls of this type were given to deserving vassals by the king in ancient China. The inscription reads as follows: »Hiu Wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty, gives his vassal Hsiao Fu three ›P’ings‹, which are to be preserved and used as valuable ritual vessels.« The Kuei (dragon) sacrificial bowl is decorated with different animal symbols typical for the time such as an owl and a cicada, symbols for the night and the moon; a ram horn as symbol of the west and the setting sun and a Taotie mask (dragon pattern) as protective charm. Below the belly are pekin robins arranged in pairs. Vogt was able to add this Kuei bronze to the large complex of Asian crafts in the Museum Folkwang through the Stiftung Ernst und Elly Henke.
  • ProvenanceSammlung Sammy Yukuan Lee
    1962, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Köln
  • Obj_Id: 4,349
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Archaeology, Global Art, Applied Arts
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 185
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Alte, außereuropäische und angewandte Kunst
  • Obj_Title1_S: Kuei Bronze
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  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Kuei Bronze Kuei Bronze Kultgefäß für das Ahnenopfer mit Taotie-Masken
  • Obj_Dating_S: 8. Jh. vor Chr.
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  • Obj_IdentNr_S: K 412
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: K 0412
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): vessel/bin
  • Obj_Crate_S: Objektmaß 17,2 x 29,8 x 22,2 cm
    Objektmaß Sockel 8 x 20,2 x 20,2 cm
  • Obj_Material_S: Bronze
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  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Bronze
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1962 with the support of the Folkwang-Museumsverein and Assessor Henke
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Museum Folkwang, Essen
Commentary
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Provenance

Sacrificial bowls of this type were given to deserving vassals by the king in ancient China. The inscription reads as follows: »Hiu Wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty, gives his vassal Hsiao Fu three ›P’ings‹, which are to be preserved and used as valuable ritual vessels.« The Kuei (dragon) sacrificial bowl is decorated with different animal symbols typical for the time such as an owl and a cicada, symbols for the night and the moon; a ram horn as symbol of the west and the setting sun and a Taotie mask (dragon pattern) as protective charm. Below the belly are pekin robins arranged in pairs. Vogt was able to add this Kuei bronze to the large complex of Asian crafts in the Museum Folkwang through the Stiftung Ernst und Elly Henke.