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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  May 10, 2016 (Tue) - August 28, 2016 (Sun)

  
Finial, Animal shape, Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC

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:
Sword, Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th-5th century BC
Money Tree, Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century
Finial, Animal shape, Spring and Autumn period, 6th-5th century BC
Bu Jar, Taotie design, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)