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Chinese Bronzes

"Chinese Bronzes"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  November 9, 2021 (Tue) - April 17, 2022 (Sun)

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

This gallery focuses on Chinese bronzes from about 1,800 BC to 1,000 AD. The changing shapes and designs of the bronzes on display provide clues to the thoughts and shifting religious beliefs of the ancient Chinese people.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 7 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 Money Tree Excavated in Sichuan province or its vicinity, China Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-2nd century TJ-5707
Highlight Bu Jar, Taotie design China Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku, TJ-4785
Zun Jar, Taotie design and three Animal Heads China Shang dynasty, 13th-11th century BC Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku, TJ-4786
Highlight "Bo" Bell, Coiling dragon design China Warring States period, 5th century BC Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku, TJ-4792
Highlight Vase in the Shape of a Bronze Wine Vessel ("Lei") China Qing dynasty, 18th–19th century Gift of Mr. Kamiya Denbei, TG-536
Highlight Important Cultural Property Large Vase in Shape of Gourd, Design in overglaze enamel and gold Jingdezhen ware, China Ming dynasty, 16th century Gift of Mr. Sakamoto Goro, TG-3054