Cast for Eternity : Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum Paperback / softback
by Yang Liu
Showcasing more than thirty ancient bronzes from the exceptional holdings of the Shanghai Museum, this generously illustrated book offers a compelling overview of the beauty of Chinese bronzes and the fascinating traditions surrounding them.
These important objects, many of which have never before appeared in an English-language publication, date from the 18th to the 1st century B.C.E. and span numerous dynasties. Highlights of the exhibition include an early thin-wall cast three-legged food vessel (ding) from the Erlitou period, a set of nine bells (bianzhong) from the early Spring and Autumn period, and a beast-shaped wine vessel (he) from the early Warring States period. An accessible essay serves as an introduction to these masterpieces, and sumptuous, newly commissioned photography makes this publication a standout addition to the literature on Asian bronze sculpture.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages, 70 color + 20 b-w illus.
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 02/09/2014
- Category: Oriental art
- ISBN: 9780300207897