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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Toyokan Room 5  July 17, 2019 (Wed) - November 17, 2019 (Sun)

  
Gang Jie Zun Wine Vessel, Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th 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.

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
Gang Jie Zun Wine Vessel, Western Zhou dynasty, 11th–10th century BC
Bu Jar, Taotie design, Shang dynasty, 13th–11th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Bo Bell, Coiling dragon design, Warring States period, 5th century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Large Vase in Shape of Gourd, Design in overglaze enamel and gold, Jingdezhen ware, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Sakamoto Goro)