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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Toyokan Room 5  June 26, 2018 (Tue) - November 18, 2018 (Sun)

  
Bu Jar, Taotie design, China, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)

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.

Current exhibit includes:
Sword, China, Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th-5th century BC
Bu Jar, Taotie design, China, Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Bo Bell, Coiling dragon design, China, Warring States period, 5th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)