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Gu (wine vessel)

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Gu (wine vessel)

12th century BCE

Cast bronze
11 in. (27.9 cm) x diameter 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm)
Bequest of Mrs. Willis B. Herr in memory of Mr. Willis B. Herr
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Now on view at the Asian Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective, December 22, 2007-July 26, 2009.

Seattle, Seattle Art Museum, Chinese Metalwork, July 12-November 27, 1988.

Published ReferencesFuller, Richard E. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1946, p. 15

"Handbook, Seattle Art Museum: Selected Works from the Permanent Collections." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1951, p. 43 (b&w)

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