Cast for Eternity : Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum, Paperback / softback Book

Cast for Eternity : Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum Paperback / softback

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 70 color + 20 b-w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9780300207897

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