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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  November 19, 2019 (Tue) - April 12, 2020 (Sun)

Stemmed Cup with Handles, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd–1st 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.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 8 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Sword China Spring and Autumn-Warring States period, 6th-5th century BC TJ-5700
Highlight Animal-Shaped Finial Northern frontier of China Spring and Autumn period, 6th–5th century BC TJ-5598
Money Tree Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-5707
Highlight Stemmed Cup with Handles China Western Han dynasty, 2nd–1st century BC TJ-5659
Highlight Bu JarTaotie design China Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku TJ-4785
Highlight "Bo" Bell, Coiling dragon design China Warring States period, 5th century BC Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku TJ-4792
Highlight Vase with Beast-Shaped Handles China Early Tang dynasty, 7th century Lent by the Tokiwayama Bunko Foundation
Highlight Important Cultural Property Vase with Dragon Handles China Tang dynasty, 8th century Gift of Dr. Yokogawa Tamisuke TG-647