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English: A Guang or gong (Chinese: 觥; pinyin: gōng; Wade–Giles: kung1) is an ancient Chinese ritual wine pitcher, made of bronze. They were used during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, from around 1700 to 900 BCE. Guangs have a vertical handle at one end and a spout at the other, both zoomorphic, and were often highly decorated with taotie. The handle of the guang is of often in the shape of the neck and head of an animal with stylized horns, and the spout of the vessel is in the form of the head of a creature whose mouth constitutes the end of the spout. It can be supported by 4 legs or an oval base.
Français : Un Guang ou gong (Mandarin: 觥; pinyin: gōng; Wade–Giles: kung1), est un type ancien de pichet à vin chinois, en bronze. Ils étaient utilisés sous les dynasties Shang et Zhou (de -1700 à -900). Un gong possède une anse verticale d'un côté et un bec verseur de l'autre, tout deux d'apparence zoomorphique, et tous deux très décorés avec des taotie. L'anse et le bec verseur sont souvent en forme de cou et de tête d'un animal. Un gong peut être supporté par une base ovale ou 4 pieds formant les pattes d'un animal.


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