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Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Bronzes

Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Bronzes / Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5   August 30, 2016 (Tue) - February 26, 2017 (Sun)

  
Bianzu Ding Cooking Vessel, Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)

The Shanghai Museum s Chinese bronze ware collection is the finest in both quality and quantity. In this exhibit, ten from the collection makes a dream encounter with bronzes from the Tokyo National Museum.

The gong wine vessel in the shape of a beast is from the Yin dynasty, more than 3,000 years ago. Very few of these artifacts have been excavated which makes this work exceptionally important. The qi niu chu bei qi (vessel for seashell storage with seven heads of cattle), tells the culture that flourished in Yunnan Province in southwestern China 2,000 years ago.

The artifacts represent the depth and breadth of China's bronze culture through the different motifs and forms.
 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Gang Jie Zun Wine Vessel, Western Zhou dynasty, 11th-10th century BC
Vessel for Shells, Seven oxen design, Excavated at Mt.Shizhai, Jinning country, Yunnan province, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st century BC (Lent by the Shanghai Museum
Xiaoke Ding Cooking Vessel, Western Zhou dynasty, 9th-8th century BC (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)
Ding Cooking Vessel, Coiling Snakes design, Attributed provenance: Shouzhou, Anhui province, China, Warring States period, 3rd century BC (Gift of Ms. Sakamoto Kiku)
Kezhong Bell, Western Zhou dynasty, 10th-9th century BC (Lent by the Shanghai Museum)

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August 30, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)