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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Toyokan Room 5  January 2, 2015 (Fri) - May 10, 2015 (Sun)

  
Money Tree, Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st - 2nd century

This part focuses on Chinese bronzes from about 1800 BC to AD 1000. The changing shapes and designs of the bronzes on display provide clues to the thoughts and shifting religious beliefs of ancient Chinese people.

Current exhibit includes:
Bronze Hu Vessel, With design of hunting scene and coiling snakes, China, Warring States period, 5th century BC
Money Tree, Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st - 2nd century
Foiled Oval Box, Bronze with peonies in openwork, China, Yuan dynasty, 13th - 14th century
Bu Jar, Taotie design, China, Shang dynasty, 13th - 11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Bo Bell, Coiling dragons design, China, Warring States period, 5th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)