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Asian Art

Incense Burner in Shape of Archaic Food Vessel (Gui)

16th–17th century

Bronze

4 7/16 × 6 1/2 in. (11.3 × 16.5 cm)
Gift of J. Watson Webb, B.A. 1907, and Electra Havemeyer Webb
1940.135
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Containers - Metals
Provenance: 

James Watson Webb II (1884–1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), New York; gift in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 13, 42, no. 8.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.