Food Container with Phoenix ornamentation

© Tang West Market Museum

Gui, a kind of food container, has a big mouth, droopy belly, round bottom and two handles decorated with animal engravings. Its mouth ending is inscribed with the ornamentation of a long phoenix and a couple of animal heads. The belly is carved with the ornamentation of phoenix with hanging comb interspersed in diamond form. The bottom edge is decorated with triangle cloud figures. In the middle of the bottom there is a seal of 14 characters, explaining that this is made for one’s father’s birthday celebration.

Height: 15.5 cm, Caliber: 21.3 cm

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